Advice on your most innovative transactions and projects.
We act for the real estate industry’s key players, providing our clients with advice on their most innovative transactions and projects.
Our reputation is based on the range of transactions we have worked on, our commercial approach to facilitating those deals and our common sense, pragmatic approach to getting the deal done. We have a strong track record in advising on large-scale and innovative development projects.
Our team offers comprehensive experience in the acquisition, development, financing and sale of commercial, industrial, residential and retail properties. However, we take a very different approach than firms that assemble platoons of lawyers for any project. We avoid the ‘super tanker’ delivery model and its trappings - high leverage, high expense, slow delivery and, often, low client satisfaction levels. As a result we're nimble, client-focused and commercially agile.
Our national real estate group provides legal services to many of Australia’s leading institutions, property owners, developers and tenants within each distinct state-based legislative environment.
We advise clients on:
Advising in the sale and acquisition of CBD buildings in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.
Advice to hotel purchaser and operator of 48 room hotel in an off the plan structured acquisition from the developer.
Representing the purchaser in the $200 million acquisition of the Sheraton Mirage resorts at the Gold Coast and Port Douglas.
Representing in its due diligence and acquisition of Waterfront Place and Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane (value $310 million).
Site acquisition, project structuring, leasing, construction and development of 7,000 m2 commercial office tower in Mackay and 10,000 m2 office tower in Townsville both pre-leased to Queensland State Government.
Advising on leases, car park management agreements and commercial agreements.
Advising the developer in its option to purchase 340 hectares adjoining Beaudesert township for the development of a master planned residential community with a 20 year development horizon. Advice on project structuring, GST, acquisition and development to create a new residential township within the Scenic Rim for 3,000 – 4,000 residents.
Advising in relation to the $1.2 billion Casuarina Beach Township development in northern NSW, including advising the developer on all planning issues, development applications and approvals, acquisition of land, financing, subdivision, sale of lots and development of the resort.
Acting in relation to a proposed $300m, ultra high-end residential project on the Seahaven Resort site in Hastings Street, Noosa.
Advised the owners of the parent development parcels on titling issues, infrastructure agreements with Gold Coast City Council, construction and development, creating master sales agreements and strategy.
Acquisition of residential development sites at Milton, Toowong, South Brisbane, Newstead and Dutton Park including project structuring, strategy and project delivery.
Advised on an innovative ‘build, own, operate and transfer’ transaction for the provision of housing for 650 students in Sydney.
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.
The development and financing of Mariners Cove (a 224 unit community and strata title resort-style development at Olympic Park, Sydney).
The development and leasing of a high rise CBD office tower located at 1 Market Street, Sydney.
Developing innovative and tax effective title structures in property development to achieve developers' objectives.
Structuring industrial property syndicates and all aspects of asset acquisition, management, leasing and sale.
Acquisition and development of the Franklins supermarket business and the ongoing management of all leasing and other property matters for Franklins.
Acting on the purchase, sale, leasing and management of numerous Country Comfort, Chifley, Australis and other hotel businesses throughout Australia.
Retail leasing portfolio 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.
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