Over the last 35 years Lou has advised various large property development companies, government bodies and overseas investors in relation to all facets of property law. Such advice has encompassed sales, acquisition, structuring, subdivision, titling, planning and development, GST, stamp duty and financing.
Lou’s practice has a significant focus on all aspects of ‘off the plan’ sales and the preparation of related contracts. Throughout his career Lou has been involved in and advised on over 100 major high rise apartment and off the plan projects. This work has also required obtaining FIRB approvals and dealing with the FIRB on behalf of clients.
Lou’s experience and knowledge in off the plan projects enables him to provide commercial and strategic advice to assist clients to enhance their projects. Lou has used his experience to help clients assess the commercial viability of their projects and identify risks and issues that are not only on legal in nature but which are also of a commercial, financing and marketing nature.
Lou has acted on behalf of the Director of Housing in various acquisitions and sales, all of which involved the redevelopment of former housing estates into new mixed public and private housing developments.
Lou also acts for and has assisted many overseas investors, from both Europe and Asia (particularly from China), helping to locate and assess potential property investment opportunities, subsequently advising and assisting on the acquisition, development and sale of these projects.
Lou advises both Owners Corporations (Body Corporates) and managers of Owners Corporations in relation to their statutory obligations and duties, and in respect to all types of Owners Corporation disputes such as in respect to rules, as well as members who are in dispute with their Owners Corporation.
Some of the larger projects that Lou has been involved in include:
Lou’s clients include:
04 Feb 19 to 29 Nov 19 - Sydney
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27 Feb 19 to 11 Dec 19 - Sydney
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
14 May 19 - Brisbane
The first seminar of our procurement seminar series will discuss probity in procurement. Key issues addressed will include: the key tenets of probity, what is value for money, what does conflict of interest mean and how to manage them, some war stories, navigating disclosure and confidentiality in procurement, what does accountability mean and how do we achieve it?
10 April 2019 - Knowledge
#Property & Real Estate
Conditions across Australia’s construction sector remain weak, but they’re not quite as severe as they were earlier in the year. Activity levels for residential and commercial construction are going backwards but are stable for engineering firms.
08 April 2019 - Knowledge
#Property & Real Estate
Home values slipped mostly around the country, but held steady in one capital city, according to the latest CoreLogic data. Combined, the daily home value index fell by 0.2 of a percentage point in the week ending 24 March. Houses remained more popular than units, and the average time for houses on market continued to remain high in most capital cities