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.
Unlike other firms, our Property, Planning & Development Group did not evolve 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.
Our expertise includes:
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.
17 February 2021 - Knowledge
We examine three recent decisions of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal regarding the application of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to retail leases in Victoria.
10 February 2021 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at a recent court case that demonstrates the importance of a clear and thoughtfully drafted scope of work in a construction contract that includes the purpose for which the works are required.
09 February 2021 - Knowledge
According to Colliers International, as a growing number of workers return to their offices, vendors and investors are expected to review acquisitions, with demand for office assets expected to soar during what’s usually a relatively quiet period.
27 January 2021 - Knowledge
Data centres, hospitals and build-to-rent apartment blocks are the beacons of hope for institutional investors in real estate in 2021 after the sector’s traditional trophy assets – major malls and big city offices – lost some of their lustre through the disruption of last year.
21 December 2020 - Knowledge
NSW’s COVID-19 leasing laws are again being extended. Uncannily, this coincides with increases in community COVID-19 and state borders closing.
09 December 2020 - Knowledge
A reminder for those who hold land in NSW via a discretionary trust, you may need to amend your trust deed by 31 December 2020 to avoid additional charges.
07 December 2020 - Knowledge
A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision confirms the 10-year long-stop limitation period applies to all claims for damages caused by defective building work, regardless of what the claimant-builder relationship is.
04 December 2020 - Knowledge
In September 2020, the NSW Government released a Practice Standard for registered certifiers to assist certifiers to achieve compliance with recent certifier legislation. We take a look at the Practice Standard and its key suggestions.