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John Wei

LLB, MBA

Partner - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Property & Real Estate

Expertise

John Wei is a Partner in the Property & Projects practice group. 


John specialises in advising Chinese clients (SOEs and POEs) on international investments including commercial acquisitions and disposals, real estate developments, major leasing, renewable energy, mining and infrastructure.

Experience

John’s recent transactional experience includes:

  • advising Country Garden on its master planned acquisitions in NSW for $575 million
  • advising Country Garden on various consultancy agreements in relation to its Windermere master planned development in Melbourne (5,000 lots)
  • advising Poly Real Estate on its acquisition of Bankstown RSL club development site for $53 million
  • advising Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy on its acquisition of Biala Wind Farm in NSW 
  • advising Greenland and GH Properties on their multi-staged development in Erskineville (1,400 units) for $1.6 billion
  • advising Poly Real Estate on their 4 developments in Sydney (1,200 units) for $1.5 billion
  • advising China Overseas Land and Investment (COLI) on its first development in Australia –NEUE in Macquarie Park (380 units) for $300 million
  • advising Shokai Ausbao on its 2-staged development in Granville (680 units) for $750 million
  • advising Fullshare on its sale of hotel business and related ground lease of Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas
  • advising Top Spring on its off the plan development in St Leonards (500 units)
  • advising China Railway Real Estate on its acquisition of a shopping centre with a joint venture partner for redevelopment.

Publications

28 January 2019 - Knowledge

Tourism boom: Key things to consider when acquiring or building a hotel in Australia

#Corporate & Commercial Law

We have seen a steady growth in interest from both domestic and offshore investors in Queensland’s hotel and resort market. This article summarises some of the main legal issues for investors to consider when either acquiring an existing hotel or developing a new hotel.

14 August 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The NSW Government has announced the appointment of building and construction expert Mr David Chandler OAM as NSW Building Commissioner, as part of the key reforms arising from the Building Stronger Foundations Discussion Paper.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Australia’s house prices look to be stabilising with five of the eight capital cities recording a slight rise in values over the month of July, a trend signalling further signs the housing market recovery is becoming more broad based.