Catherine Bray Special Counsel

Catherine is a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in high end and complex commercial real estate transactions.

Her specialities are major projects, property acquisition and development (commercial, retail, industrial and residential), landlord and tenant leasing (including pre-commitment development leasing), property due diligence, transaction management and implementation. 

She is skilled in documenting, managing, interpreting and implementing complex property arrangements and long term property transactions.

Catherine has broad experience covering dispute resolution, front end construction contracts, corporate and debt finance and procurement.

She has worked both in private practice and in-house for high end brands including roles at Woolworths, McDonalds Australia and Frasers Property.


Work highlights


Advising in relation to Asia-Pacific land acquisitions and development of data centres


Advised in relation to access rights and land acquisitions for major projects including Snowy 2.0, Humelink and Powering Sydney's Future

Infrastructure NSW

Acted for Infrastructure NSW on redevelopment of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and Barangaroo Central

John Holland

Advised on leasing pre-commitments on redevelopment of 275 George Street, Sydney


Advised on leasing pre-commitments for redevelopment of 77 Market Street, Sydney

Mirvac and Landcom

Advised on retail leasing and development of Green Square Town Centre


Lead in-house property lawyer on the proposed $1.8 billion sale of petrol business to BP

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Economics (USYD)
  • Diploma of Law (LPAB)


  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society of South Australia