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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

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.

22 May 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

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.

21 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) will introduce a mobile app giving residents access to the latest hazard data for their homes.

08 May 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In this edition we look at a recent decision which revisits circumstances where a joint venture agreement was argued to be a contract to carry out residential building work and unenforceable due to non-compliance with the HBA.

07 May 2019 - Knowledge

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#Property & Real Estate

Demand for fixed rate home loans fell in March as borrowers react to uncertain housing market conditions, new mortgage data reveal

29 April 2019 - Knowledge

Negotiating a new agreement for lease with your landlord: Tips and traps for office tenants (part 1)

#Property & Real Estate

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

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

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

24 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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A six-year low in property industry confidence levels underscores Treasury’s budget warnings about the risks to the economic outlook from a further deterioration in the housing sector

10 April 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

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

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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