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Adrianna Witkowski

B Arts (Hons) LLB (Hons)

Partner - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Property & Real Estate

Expertise

Adrianna joined Holding Redlich as a partner in the Property & Projects group in November 2018 and has 15 years' experience working in real estate law. She acts for a variety of clients in their capacity as developers, vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating documents for, and project managing, complex commercial, retail and residential transactions. This includes work on development agreements, major agreements for lease and leases, contracts for sale, co-owners' agreements, and related due diligence and ancillary documents.

In addition to her private practice experience in real estate law, Adrianna has previously worked in the construction and property teams of a large national law firm, and as in-house legal counsel at a major Australian bank and a former A-REIT.

Experience

Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Adrianna’s experience includes:

  • advising a major bank on its agreement for lease, lease and ancillary documents to secure over 93,000 square metres of office space in Sydney in a development valued at over $1 billion
  • acting on the acquisition and development of three A-grade office buildings in Perth’s CBD for over 50,000 square metres of office and retail space. The deal was described at the time as the biggest commercial property pre-sale in WA
  • acting on the establishment of a managed investment scheme, being a core property diversified fund with over $5.3 billion of retail, commercial and industrial assets
  • acting on the acquisition of and joint venture agreement for a large hotel in Queensland and subsequent litigation in respect of a dispute with the joint venture partner
  • acting for a developer in respect of a proposed station and over station development forming part of the Sydney Metro project
  • advising a telecommunications company on its Sydney head office lease arrangements
  • acting for a major insurance company in respect of the redevelopment of its Australian headquarters at North Sydney
  • acting for various A-REITs and a major Australian bank in respect of their commercial and retail leasing portfolios.

Publications

29 April 2019 - Knowledge

Negotiating a new agreement for lease with your landlord: Tips and traps for office tenants (part 1)

#Property & Real Estate

In recent times, there has been a glut of commercial construction project activity across the major cities on Australia’s eastern seaboard, with many tenants seeking to relocate business operations to premises in new office buildings.