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Real estate finance

We provide clients with strategic advice and practical assistance when negotiating a wide range of property-related finance transactions.

Examples of our work

Mixed-use trade and distribution centre – advising Wagner Corporation on its arrangements with the State of Queensland for the delivery of a mixed-use trade and distribution centre for the Wellcamp Airport asset near Toowoomba.

Aura, Milton (Brisbane) – advising a listed alternative investment manager on a residential development, including negotiating the site acquisition, legal due diligence, preparing off the plan sales documentation and scheme establishment documents, negotiating construction funding and construction contracts, and project managing sales and settlement of contracts.

Senior construction facilities – acting for the debt management arm of White & Partners on all aspects of property due diligence for senior construction facilities, including legal due diligence on the property, reviewing sale contracts, strata documents and construction agreements, and acting on the certification of presales required for funding.

Premium commercial property – advising a national property fund manager on acquiring debt finance for its joint venture acquisition of a commercial property in Sydney for $115 million, including advising the senior and mezzanine borrowers on a $70 million senior facility and a $17 million mezzanine facility, including structuring the transaction; reviewing and negotiating security trust agreements, loan note deed and drawdown conditions; negotiating with the lenders and the joint venture partner; and advising on interposing trust vehicles. We subsequently advised on the sale of the fund manager's interest to its joint venture partner, including all documentation, reviewing leases, and arrangements with financiers.

John Maddison Tower (Sydney) – advising Telane Pty Ltd on the complex restructuring of the leasing arrangement for the John Maddison Tower located at Goulburn Street, Sydney (crown leasehold and subleased to the Department of Justice), including negotiating and documenting reconfiguration of the head lease, amending the existing financing arrangement, negotiating and finalising a new sublease and then advising on the purchase of the rental stream deriving from the sublease on a net present value basis by ANZ through a structured receivables purchase facility.

Mezzanine debt fund – preparing facility and security documentation in favour of the trustee of an unregistered property fund for a residential development at the Sunshine Coast.

$200 million facility refinance – reviewing and negotiating facility documents and security for the refinancing of senior and mezzanine debt facilities for the responsible entity of a large registered managed investment scheme holding property in Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

$40 million facility – reviewing and advising on the facility and security documentation for a developer undertaking a number of property developments.

$60 million facility – refinancing a purpose-built home centre site for the retail of bulky goods on the Gold Coast, from initial discussions and selecting a preferred financier, to negotiating a term sheet and documents.

Resort acquisition (Vanuatu) – advising a national property fund manager on the proposed acquisition of a resort in Vanuatu, including negotiating and finalising all acquisition financing, conducting comprehensive due diligence on land tenure, leasing arrangements and liquor licensing and gaming compliance.

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