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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.

Recent Posts

01 December 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

A group of Chinese investors withdrew its bid to purchase a A$80 million (US$58.5 million) office tower in Sydney after waiting eight months for approval.

01 December 2020 - Knowledge

Investing in Australia? Major changes to FIRB

#Property & Real Estate, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Major changes to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework will commence from 1 January 2021. We outline what these changes will be and how they may affect investors.

20 November 2020 - Knowledge

New South Wales begins weaning off COVID-19 rent relief

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The NSW Government will begin a weaning process for landlords and tenants for when the current C-19 rent moratorium ends on 31 December 2020.

20 November 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this week’s edition, we look at what’s the worst case scenario if there is an erroneous engineer’s certification on a project.

18 November 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Offices traditionally used to comprise 80 per cent work stations and 20 per cent meeting and conference spaces, but the COVID-19 crisis has flipped those conventional metrics on their head, according to a new report.

04 November 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition, we examine the impact of the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 on council certifiers.

04 November 2020 - Knowledge

How the Building and Development Certifiers Act affects council certifiers

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Local Government

The Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 has been in place since 1 July 2020. We examine how the changes impact council certifiers.

04 November 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Traditional banks may have eased some lending requirements, but the hurdles remain high, causing developers to seek cash from other non-bank sources.

03 November 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Local Government

#Local Government, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Construction & Infrastructure

In this edition, we examine how the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 affects council certifiers.

23 October 2020 - Knowledge

NSW Government extends COVID-19 leasing protections

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The NSW Government has issued legislation extending the COVID-19 retail and commercial leasing relief . We outline what the legislation entails.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this week’s edition, we review the uptake of the federal government’s HomeBuilder grant and the recent statistics on residential sales nationally.

19 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Business failures in Australia are likely to rise with commercial property seen among the hardest hit sectors as a shift to work-from-home arrangements empties offices and major retail precincts, the central bank said on Friday.