Laresa Koscharsky Special Counsel

Laresa is a real estate lawyer specialising in property development, site acquisitions and sales including large commercial, industrial and retail transactions.

Laresa’s practice includes negotiating development contracts, documentation for acquisition and disposals, construction agreements and leasing. Laresa acts for corporate clients, REIT’s, Banks and developers. Laresa also has expertise in telecommunications, advising telecommunications providers including negotiating lease agreements of telecommunications towers, cabling and fibre, documentation for data centres, advising carriers on Telecommunications Legislation and assisting carriers with various consolidation and restructure projects.

Laresa employs a commercial and practical approach to her negotiations and advice work.  Laresa has been commended by her clients for her "commitment, hard work and unfailing dedication to our projects".




Acted for AAPT for 15 years coordinating a team responsible for the negotiation of more than 250 leases and licenses for telecommunication towers, cabling and fibre around Australia. Provided legal and commercial advice to AAPT on an office restructure project across Australia. Acted on the sale and leaseback or novation of various sites including call centres and hub sites. Provided advice on Telecommunications Legislation.

Domaine Property Group

Prepared and negotiated agreements to build, construct and fully lease various multi-million dollar assets in Australia including 333 Ann St Brisbane (over $150 million), industrial property in the Newcastle region and commercial and industrial properties in Brisbane (together valued at over $900 million).

Grant Samuel

Acted in their acquisition of a Hotel in Sydney CBD, a pub in Willoughby and Rockdale, NSW (together in excess of $40 million) including carrying out due diligence, negotiating contractual documentation, transfer of liquor licence.

Valad Property Group

Advised on projects for acquisition of a suite of assets in New Zealand and Australia. Advised Valad on numerous commercial and industrial leasing matters.

Private developers

Acted for several developers drafting and negotiating Development agreements, Project agreements, Service and management agreements to develop, construct, and manage sales of various residential projects in NSW.

Best & Less

Acted in the acquisition of a large industrial warehouse in NSW including carrying out due diligence, contamination issues, drafting contracts for sale and negotiating a development agreement for the construction of the warehouse and lease back with the developer landowner.

Mirvac Development Group

Advised on various NSW residential projects including its residential precinct in Sydney’s vibrant inner west, Harold Park.

Stockland Property Group

Advised on various NSW residential projects including its residential precinct in Sydney’s vibrant inner west, Harold Park.

D'Albora Marinas (when owned by Ardent Leisure)

Advising and drafting on leasing and subleasing documentation together with berthing agreements at the Spit, Nelson Bay, Cabarita and also advising on Ardent Leisure’s agreement at Dreamworld, QLD.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Genetics) at UNSW
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Sydney, NSW in 2001


  • Law Society of NSW
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Laresa was a commitee member for the Australian Property Council subgroup Future Directions Committee (from 2007-2011) for emerging leaders in the property industry.