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 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.
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.
22 May 2019 - Knowledge
The low number of building approvals in the first three months of 2019 are of concern. With this poor quarter of results, the number of new homes being built has fallen by 15.2 per cent this year and a further decline in activity through this calendar year of around 11.0 per cent is expected.
29 April 2019 - Knowledge
In recent times, there has been a glut of commercial construction project activity across the major cities on Australia’s eastern seaboard, with many tenants seeking to relocate business operations to premises in new office buildings.
24 April 2019 - Knowledge
With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia and overseas, we are increasingly seeing that prior to the drama occurring, the problems or potential problems with the building were known
10 April 2019 - Knowledge
Conditions across Australia’s construction sector remain weak, but they’re not quite as severe as they were earlier in the year. Activity levels for residential and commercial construction are going backwards but are stable for engineering firms.
08 April 2019 - Knowledge
Home values slipped mostly around the country, but held steady in one capital city, according to the latest CoreLogic data. Combined, the daily home value index fell by 0.2 of a percentage point in the week ending 24 March. Houses remained more popular than units, and the average time for houses on market continued to remain high in most capital cities
27 March 2019 - Knowledge
In the recent decision of Hutchings v Hope  NSWCATAP 59, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel (Appeal Panel) set aside the decision of the Tribunal and remitted it for hearing by a differently constituted Tribunal. The Tribunal had found that the building contract was a sham.