Peter is a real estate lawyer specialising in property development, asset and site acquisitions and sales, real estate co-investment, corporate accommodation and commercial and industrial leasing.
Peter beings a wealth of experience representing REITs, sovereign wealth and pension funds, fund managers, large national and multi-national companies and property developers. Peter has represented ISPT, Citigroup, Challenger, Built., AMP, Investa, QUBE Logistics, Coles Supermarkets, Australian Industry Group, YuHu and Daiwa House.
Peter is consistently recognised by his peers and clients as one of Australia’s top real estate lawyers in directories such as Best Lawyers, Chambers Asia Pacific and The Asia Pacific Legal 500. In Chambers 2019, Peter is described by his clients as "personable, practical and a deal-maker."
Acted on site consolidation for one of Australia’s most highly valued retail shopping centres and community precinct, and subsequent planning approvals for expansion and redevelopment in Sydney, including negotiations with planning authorities. Delivery of significant community assets under long term leasehold structure as part of Voluntary Planning Agreement terms.
Advised the consortium on its investment into a joint venture for a A$250 million development of a new urban mixed-use precinct in inner western Sydney. Also acted on JV acquisition of mixed-use development site at Drummoyne. Acted on 1,500 lot Project Delivery Agreement with initial investment of $300 million in outer residential growth corridor. Acting on 2 new development site acquisitions in Sydney.
Acted on the development of Australia’s largest ship/road/rail transport intermodal hub in Western Sydney (end value $2billion +) under development in concert with the Federal Government, including joint venture arrangements with surrounding private landowners for the acquisition, construction and operation of private rail infrastructure.
Acted for a US based pension fund on its joint venture acquisition with Federation Centres of Mount Ommaney Centre Brisbane. Also acted on an alliance with Mirvac to establish an investment ‘alliance, and a fund through development agreement for delivery of Melbourne CBD asset.
Acquisition of part interests in substantial retail shopping centre assets Victoria and Queensland in a dual asset $220m + deal.
Corporate office leasing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; acted on acquisition of first 2 fulfilment centres in Australia, freehold site acquisitions and development for data centre delivery.
Acting for Coles Group for 20 years in relation to supermarket development and leasing, site acquisition and development throughout NSW, including the development of mixed-use sites in joint venture with other parties.
Acquisition of 183 - 185 Clarence Street, Sydney; acquisition of Sydney CBD properties (confidential) for future redevelopment.
Relocation of its Sydney headquarters from 255 Pitt Street to the DEXUS / Cbus owned 5 Martin Place in the Sydney CBD.
Sale of 130 Pitt Street, Sydney for $229 million.
On 7 April 2020, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, provided details of the mandatory Commercial Tenancies Code of Conduct to be legislated and regulated in each state and territory.
This week the Prime Minister announced that State and Territory governments would be working on model rules designed to support tenants experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
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.