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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.

Katie Miller

Katie Miller

Partner

Brisbane

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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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Lisa Cody

Lisa Cody

Partner

Melbourne

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Robina Kidd

Robina Kidd

Partner

Sydney

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Vanya Lozzi

Vanya Lozzi

Partner

Sydney

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Peter Nugent

Peter Nugent

Partner

Brisbane

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Richard Skopal

Richard Skopal

Partner

Melbourne

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Gerard Timbs

Gerard Timbs

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

12 December 2018 - Knowledge

2018 year in review - the top issues and where to next

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Data & Privacy, #Competition & Consumer Law, #Procurement, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Communications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Construction & Infrastructure

As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019.

05 December 2018 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition we look at the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 and the NSW Combustible Cladding Regulation.

03 December 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Huge renewable energy resources have been identified across Australia, but planning is lagging to develop a grid network suitable for the transformation that gives certainty to stakeholders.

21 November 2018 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The Commissioner for NSW Fair Trading has been given new powers to issue consumer guarantee directions in disputes between consumers and businesses about alleged breaches of the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.

20 November 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The September 2018 housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the number of loans for housing continues to decline

20 November 2018 - Knowledge

Court decision questions the status of endorsed parties in Cultural Heritage Management Plan process

#Native Title, #Property & Real Estate

Supreme Court decision in Mirvac orders that CHMP be approved but opens question of loss of Aboriginal party endorsed status.

14 November 2018 - Knowledge

What you need to know in a softening property market

#Property & Real Estate

We highlight some of legal requirements that apply to the drafting of an option agreement and illustrate how a poorly drafted option agreement can give either or both parties the right to walk away from the transaction which, in a softening property market, could spell disaster for a vendor or provide salvation for a purchaser.

07 November 2018 - Knowledge

NSW government gives stamp of approval to bracket reform to stamp duty regime

#Property & Real Estate

In a move to address housing affordability, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on 5 November 2018 that the NSW Government would seek to index stamp duty brackets to the Consumer Price Index from 1 July 2019.

07 November 2018 - Media Release

Holding Redlich welcomes new partner to its Sydney Property & Projects group

#Property & Real Estate

National law firm Holding Redlich has welcomed new partner Adrianna Witkowski as a Sydney-based partner in the Property & Projects group.

07 November 2018 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

On 31 October 2018 the NSW Government passed the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act). The Act forms part of the Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 (the BP Act), also known as the Lambert Review.

05 November 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

Auction clearance rates continue to slide for a fourth consecutive week further highlighting poor market conditions and current negative sentiment.

25 October 2018 - Knowledge

Every dog has its day - Tribunal rules on interpretation of 'harsh and oppressive' by-laws concerning a pet ownership by-law

#Property & Real Estate

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently handed down a decision concerning a by-law seeking to entirely ban pet ownership within the strata scheme.