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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

18 March 2019 - Knowledge

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

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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

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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

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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.

13 February 2019 - Knowledge

Residential Focus

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With high-rise building methods and flammable cladding issues now entering the realm of dinner discussions and debate, it’s not surprising that the release of the NSW Government’s plans to overhaul the building and construction industry has grabbed the headlines this week.

13 February 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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At this stage of the property cycle, and particularly set against the large drop in residential property values in our biggest cities.

29 January 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

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The annual PwC/Property Council Retirement Census for 2018 shows nearly 30 per cent of new villages under development are either vertical or a combination of vertical and horizontal, compared to 15 per cent of existing developments.

18 January 2019 - Knowledge

Options to renew a lease – Key considerations for landlords

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In this article we flag some of the key considerations for landlords if a tenant is exercising an option to renew a commercial or retail lease. Sometimes the basic steps in the option to renew process are missed by the parties, which can have unintended consequences.