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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.

Ron Eames

Ron Eames

Partner

Brisbane

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Lou Farinotti

Lou Farinotti

Senior Partner

Melbourne

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Lisa Cody

Lisa Cody

Partner

Melbourne

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Robina Kidd

Robina Kidd

Partner

Sydney

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Vanya Lozzi

Vanya Lozzi

Partner

Sydney

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Peter Nugent

Peter Nugent

Partner

Brisbane

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Richard Skopal

Richard Skopal

Partner

Melbourne

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Gerard Timbs

Gerard Timbs

Partner

Brisbane

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Natashia Ackroyd

Natashia Ackroyd

Partner

Melbourne

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Recent Posts

11 September 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

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.

27 August 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

"The easing of wider economic and housing market conditions has given rise to a situation where monetary and fiscal stimulus is possible, without fear of overheating house prices,” stated HIA’s Chief Economist, Tim Reardon.

27 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Commercial-property prices in major cities around the world tumbled in the second quarter, amid signs of slower global growth and heightened trade tension between China and the U.S.

20 August 2019 - Knowledge

A setting sun – The use of sunset clauses in Victoria

#Property & Real Estate

The sun is setting on vendors terminating contracts under the guise of sunset clauses for non bona fide reasons. The Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 (Vic) will bring about some key changes regarding sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts. Vendors and developers should be aware of how these changes are likely to impact their activities.

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.

08 August 2019 - Knowledge

Leases falling out of Retail Leases Act

#Property & Real Estate

VCAT has held that a retail premises lease can ‘jump out’ of the operation of the RLA during its term if occupancy costs exceed $1 million.

31 July 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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Opal Tower unit owners have launched a class action in the Supreme Court of NSW against Sydney Olympic Park Authority (the Authority), a NSW Government body which owned the land on which the Opal Tower was built.

30 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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The Property Council of Australia has welcomed an agreement by Commonwealth, State and Territory building ministers on a national approach to implementation of reforms which will lead to better enforcement and compliance with building standards and regulation.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The NSW Government continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering ‘a more robust regulatory framework’ for the building industry by recently announcing two significant proposed regulatory reforms for NSW.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications.