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.
18 March 2019 - Knowledge
Recent VCAT decision regarding assessment of the site value of heritage buildings in Melbourne sparks fears of reduced land tax collections
13 March 2019 - Knowledge
The proposed changes to the residential mortgage commission structure will ultimately lead to the destruction of the mortgage broking industry, with about 20,000 small businesses to be adversely impacted by the changes.
27 February 2019 - Knowledge
Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, defects in high rise residential buildings have grabbed headlines, concerned the public and drawn the attention of regulators. While fire spread strikes a particular fear, the threat of structural failure has also captivated us, with the evacuation of a residential high rise building unprecedented in our industry.
26 February 2019 - Knowledge
The proposed changes to the Sale of Land Act are significant and, property developers should be aware of how these changes may impact their current developments and future investment activities.
13 February 2019 - Knowledge
With high-rise building methods and flammable cladding issues now entering the realm of dinner discussions and debate, it’s not surprising that the release of the NSW Government’s plans to overhaul the building and construction industry has grabbed the headlines this week.
29 January 2019 - Knowledge
The annual PwC/Property Council Retirement Census for 2018 shows nearly 30 per cent of new villages under development are either vertical or a combination of vertical and horizontal, compared to 15 per cent of existing developments.
18 January 2019 - Knowledge
In this article we flag some of the key considerations for landlords if a tenant is exercising an option to renew a commercial or retail lease. Sometimes the basic steps in the option to renew process are missed by the parties, which can have unintended consequences.