Ivor Kaplan Consultant

Ivor is a commercial property and tourism lawyer with extensive experience across a broad spectrum of commercial and business law matters.

He specialises in advising developers and owners of office buildings, hotel portfolios, industrial properties and other major property and infrastructure projects on acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, developments, management, leasing, sales and other related matters. He also has extensive experience and skill in the taxation aspects of property matters.

Ivor has acted on the acquisition and disposal of substantial companies and businesses operating both in Australia and internationally.


Property & Infrastructure

Property developments

The development and financing of Mariners Cove and the development and leasing of a high rise CBD office tower. Structuring industrial property syndicates and all aspects of asset acquisition, management, leasing and sale. Developing innovative and tax effective title structures in property development to achieve developers' objectives.


Advised on an innovative ‘build, own, operate and transfer’ transaction for the provision of housing for 650 students in Sydney.

Property acquisition, development and sale

The acquisition of the ACI Glassworks factory, Waterloo, Sydney, its development into a self-storage facility, and the structured sale of the property and the business.


Pick 'n Pay

Acquisition and development of the Franklins supermarket business and the ongoing management of all leasing and other property matters for Franklins.

Various hotel clients

Acting on the purchase, sale, leasing and management of numerous Country Comfort, Chifley, Australis and other hotel businesses throughout Australia.

Centro Shopping Centres NSW

Retail leasing portfolio management.

International College of Tourism & Hotel Management

Establishment of the International College of Tourism & Hotel Management at Manly in Sydney.


Diverse property related services to government, corporate, banking and insolvency & reconstruction clients.


Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Rhodes University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Rhodes University


  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales

Insights Read more insight

Investing in Australian Real Estate

This brochure provides global investors a practical and quick overview about real estate investments in Australia, which includes answers to some of their commonly asked questions.

Option or pre-emptive right: know the difference

Pre-emptive rights have the potential to complicate the sale process of a property. If a property owner agrees to grant a pre-emptive right to another party, it should be mindful of how this may...

Lease or licence: know the difference

We are regularly asked the following questions: Does our company need a lease or will a licence suffice? We have excess space. Should our company sublet it or grant an occupancy licence to a third...