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.
10 April 2019 - Knowledge
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
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
In the recent decision of Hutchings v Hope  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.
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.