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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.

Natashia Ackroyd

Natashia Ackroyd

Partner

Melbourne

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Lisa Cody

Lisa Cody

Partner

Melbourne

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Ron Eames

Ron Eames

Partner

Brisbane

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Lou Farinotti

Lou Farinotti

Senior Partner

Melbourne

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Vanya Lozzi

Vanya Lozzi

Partner

Sydney

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Peter Nugent

Peter Nugent

Partner

Brisbane

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Gerard Timbs

Gerard Timbs

Partner

Brisbane

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John Wei

John Wei

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Weekend work authorised by COVID-19 Planning Response Order: What the change means for existing construction contracts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In order to give project participants the ability to mitigate the delays inherent in enforcing social distancing on construction sites, the NSW government has removed any constraint on working days in existing and future consents. We look at what the new order may mean for existing construction contracts.

03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Temporary FIRB changes during COVID-19 – impact on commercial leases

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In this historically challenging time for the Australian economy, the Government announced new Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) temporary measures, effective from 10:30pm on 29 March 2020 , in pursuit of protecting the national interest.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Land tax deferral – a relief for land owners during COVID-19

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

In a bid to support businesses in the current climate, the Victorian Government is now giving eligible land owners the option to defer their 2020 land tax payment until 1 January 2021.

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The Federal Government’s economic stimulus package will provide welcome support for Australian businesses and households, but there are still significant challenges ahead as governments manage the public health response to the coronavirus outbreak.

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Dealing with COVID-19 as a landlord

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on business conditions and is radically affecting the use of business premises. In this article we look at the key issues for landlords.

23 March 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this week’s edition, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on listing arrangements for residential building disputes in NSW.

11 March 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The Building and Development Certifiers Regulation is due to come into effect on 1 July 2020. We summarise the key provisions and discuss the implications for private certifiers.

03 March 2020 - Knowledge

Land tax – are you overpaying?

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Between now and May 2020, the State Revenue Office will send close to 510,000 land tax assessment notices to customers. If you consider that the valuation placed on your property is too high, you must lodge an objection within 60 days of receiving your land tax assessment notice.

26 February 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition, we examine a recent case that is hoped will dispose of this issue once and for all. Plus, a look at a recent commitment to extra ‘boots on the ground’ by the NSW Building Commissioner.

24 February 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Property prices in Australia are set to surpass peak levels over 2020 as the robust turnaround across the nation’s biggest markets continues to gather pace.

12 February 2020 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

On 6 February, the NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, announced that the recruitment process had commenced for up to 75 staff to support the newly appointed NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler OAM, in his task to overhaul the NSW building and construction industry.