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Property & Real Estate

We understand the business objectives of our clients and work with them to achieve those objectives. We provide commercial advice based on our specialist knowledge of the property industry.

Property & Real Estate

Unlike other firms, our Property and Real Estate Group did not develop as an add-on to other practice areas. Instead, it is one of our core practice groups. Our commercial savvy means we ‘see the deal’. We can pick the issues in the context of our client’s objectives to know when, and how best to compromise and make the right call.

Expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • ownership and development structuring and finance
  • due diligence and acquisition
  • development and construction including sustainability
  • major projects and infrastructure
  • planning and environment issues, bio-diversity
  • land titling, subdivision and governance
  • leasing, liquor licensing, asset and building management
  • off-the-plan sales and development leasing
  • retirement living
  • agribusiness and rural industries including water law
  • we have a thorough understanding of direct and indirect taxation issues and other government regulatory requirements relating to the acquisition, development and ownership of property.

Experience

We act for developers and landowners, superannuation funds, managed investment schemes, listed and unlisted corporations, banks and non-bank financiers, government departments and statutory authorities and local and overseas investors.

Lou Farinotti

Lou Farinotti

Senior Partner

Melbourne

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Natashia Ackroyd

Natashia Ackroyd

Partner

Melbourne

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Lisa Cody

Lisa Cody

Partner

Melbourne

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Richard Skopal

Richard Skopal

Partner

Melbourne

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Vanya Lozzi

Vanya Lozzi

Partner

Sydney

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Ron Eames

Ron Eames

Partner

Brisbane

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Peter Nugent

Peter Nugent

Partner

Brisbane

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Gerard Timbs

Gerard Timbs

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

12 November 2019 - Knowledge

Federal Court holds that a lease clause for the sale of electricity was unenforceable

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The National Energy Retail Law (NERL) regulates the retail sale of electricity and gas, though there are State by State changes to the application of that law.

06 November 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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Even though residential real estate has generally been a strong investment for people over the past few decades as Australia went through its biggest ever property boom, plenty of people have lost money, especially buying off-the-plan or new developments.

05 November 2019 - Knowledge

Major changes to off-the-plan contracts set to take effect

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Significant changes to the legislative regime regulating off-the-plan contracts will commence on 1 December 2019. These changes will limit the flexibility of a developer to change or adjust key elements in the development over the life of the project.

22 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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Sydney and Melbourne fringe suburbs are achieving some of the highest office rents in Australia, according to JLL's Future Cities report.

09 October 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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On 2 October 2019, the NSW Government released the draft Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 (Bill). The draft Bill will be open for public consultation until 16 October 2019.

09 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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Developer and fund manager Lendlease has signed an agreement with digital connectivity certification agency WiredScore to rate commercial buildings on their technical capabilities.

23 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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The Australian Senate passed the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill, meaning tough new penalties for those who incite trespass, property damage or theft on agricultural land will soon become law.

11 September 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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According to a media release published by NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation, an unlicensed and uninsured landscaper who received more than $140,000 for unfinished work has been sentenced to a maximum of 18 months prison, with a non-parole period of six months.