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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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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

15 January 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition, we provide a wrap-up of the latest residential property news in NSW.

14 January 2020 - Knowledge

Government Bulletin – summer edition

#Government, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Workplace Relations & Safety

In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we put a spotlight on the government’s ongoing digital transformation and take a close look at some of the key trends and issues as a result of this digitisation.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

Court of Appeal bowls over Strike’s argument

#Property & Real Estate

We examine a recent court case between a landlord and a recreation tenant that has given some guidance on the interpretation of common market rent review clauses in commercial leases.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

Expert guide: Be ready for 2020

#Agribusiness, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Immigration Law, #Native Title, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Procurement

New whistleblower requirements, increased pressure to protect data globally, turbulence in the communications sector, and intensifying drought management issues - 2020 is set to be a significant time of change across many industries.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

E-conveyancing under the competition microscope

#Property & Real Estate

The ACCC has recommended a new round of regulatory development to ensure that the PEXA e-conveyancing system does not become a monopoly.

03 December 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

We summarise the recent measures adopted by the NSW Government to address the cladding crisis.

20 November 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (Act) has received assent but is yet to commence. In anticipation of that, the NSW Government has released a public consultation draft of the Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019 (NSW), exhibited from 30 September until 28 October 2019.

20 November 2019 - Knowledge

NCAT reinforces its position on pets in strata schemes

#Property & Real Estate

In the recent decision of Roden v The Owners-Strata Plan No 55773 [2019] NSWCATCD 61, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal reaffirmed its position that a by-law which entirely bans pet ownership is “harsh, unconscionable and oppressive” for the purposes of section 139(1) of the Strata Scheme Management Act 2015 (NSW).

20 November 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

A Perth building surveying company has been fined a total of $35,000 for negligence after signing off on three buildings that failed to meet fire safety requirements.

12 November 2019 - Knowledge

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

#Property & Real Estate

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.