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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

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

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

#Property & Real Estate

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

27 March 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

In the recent decision of Hutchings v Hope [2019] NSWCATAP 59, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel (Appeal Panel) set aside the decision of the Tribunal and remitted it for hearing by a differently constituted Tribunal. The Tribunal had found that the building contract was a sham.

26 March 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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The Morrison government has back flipped on mortgage broker pay, just weeks after agreeing to the banking royal commission’s recommendation to prohibit trail commissions for new loans from mid-2020.

18 March 2019 - Knowledge

Recent decision rules the site of Melbourne's iconic GPO building is worth only $1

#Property & Real Estate

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

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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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

Residential Focus

#Property & Real Estate

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

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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There are hundreds of buildings around Australia covered in combustible cladding, but fixing the problem is expensive and the only government scheme is yet to hand out a single loan.

26 February 2019 - Knowledge

Amendments to Sale of Land Act – what are the key changes

#Property & Real Estate

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.