Eleanor is a real estate lawyer specialising in social infrastructure, property development, property sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing, joint ventures and major projects.
She has over 20 years’ experience acting on a wide range of market leading transactions in the commercial, industrial and residential property sectors.
Eleanor acts for clients including listed corporations, government, institutional financiers, private developers, not-for-profit housing providers and government business enterprises.
Advising on Telstra’s national corporate accommodation requirements including in respect to Telstra’s Sydney headquarters at 400 George Street, Sydney (exceeding 30,000 square metres of office space); the lease of 16-18 Mort Street, Canberra (exceeding 13,000 square metres of office space); the renewal of lease for 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney; the renewal of lease for 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne; the renewal of lease for 80 Sterling Street, Perth; the lease of 300 La Trobe Street, Melbourne; and the lease of 717 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Advising Australia’s leading Business-to-Consumer logistics provider on its national industrial leasing requirements and its freehold property transaction requirements.
Acting on the redevelopment and sale of an inner city 20 hectare site which included delivery of over 1,000 dwellings, retention and refurbishment of heritage buildings and recreational areas. Advice provided included advising on rights and responsibilities under a Project Delivery Agreement; financing, development, titling and subdivision aspects of the project and sale procedures.
Acting as a long term advisor on various projects including the Big Housing Build program pursuant to which Homes Victoria is delivering the largest social and affordable housing building program in Victoria’s history; and provision of accommodation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Advising on a competitive sale and 20 year leaseback process for one of the Victoria’s largest agricultural properties (transaction value of over $150 million).
The Victorian Government last week announced further details of the Commercial and Industrial Property Tax (CIPT) that is proposed to be introduced from 1 July 2024.