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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

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The NSW Government continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering ‘a more robust regulatory framework’ for the building industry by recently announcing two significant proposed regulatory reforms for NSW.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications.

11 July 2019 - Knowledge

Amendments to the Duties Act – what are the key changes

#Property & Real Estate

Two key changes to the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) have recently come into effect.

03 July 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

The Property Council of Australia is calling for the Commonwealth, state and territory governments to immediately convene an industry roundtable on resolving the insurance crisis. Insurers around the world have withdrawn exclusion-free professional indemnity insurance for building certifiers and other professionals including engineers and architects in the aftermath of fires involving combustible cladding products.

03 July 2019 - Knowledge

Tribunal’s hands tied when it comes to tenants

#Property & Real Estate

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel’s recent decision in Feletti v Eales has highlighted the limitations of enforcing by-laws against tenants in a strata scheme.

02 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The Australian Bureau of Statistics latest figures on population growth are robust and will need to lead to more new housing, says the Urban Taskforce.

19 June 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia has said the Ensuring Integrity Bill is about making unions more accountable and bringing them into line with the community’s expectations.

17 June 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

An expansion in so-called 'hard-top' shopping centres and 'big box' retailers has taken anchor tenants — plus cash and other tenants — from smaller centres and shopping strips.

05 June 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

Forecasting shows about 192,000 homes are expected to be built over the next five years. That figure is an increase from a record 185,000 five-year forecast made three years ago.

03 June 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

The Reserve Bank has signalled it may have to cut interest rates to historic lows next month to prevent unemployment rising.

27 May 2019 - Knowledge

Drafting ‘mistake’ costs the owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre millions

#Property & Real Estate

A recent Victorian Supreme Court decision serves as a valuable lesson in the importance of careful drafting for long term leases.