Our lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating and documenting commercial arrangements for the acquisition, disposal, occupation, construction and use of all types of real estate. We can help with:
- strategic, contractual and regulatory issues
- acquisitions and disposals
- due diligence
- construction contracts
- transfer of statutory licences, including liquor and gaming licences.
Examples of our work
Commercial office building, Mt Gravatt (Brisbane) – advising on the $63 million sale of the Australian Taxation Office – leased six-storey commercial office building at Mt Gravatt, on the Brisbane CBD fringea
Hotel acquisitions (Tasmania) – advising Pentagon Group on the acquisition of the freehold and business in one line of three hotels located in Tasmania (Olde Tudor Hotel, Bayside Inn, Foreshore Tavern), including due diligence of the freehold and business assets, transfer of licences, transfer of the owners' corporate management rights, and other licensing arrangements.
SilverWater Resort (Victoria) – advising on the acquisition of SilverWater Resort, including due diligence, reviewing related agreements, reviewing management rights and managed investment scheme compliance issues, and advising on all matters through to settlement.
Universal Self Storage Funds Management – advising on the sale of self-storage facilities and businesses (located at Albion and Kelvin Grove in Brisbane and Canterbury in Melbourne) in a single transaction, including negotiating a complex suite of business sale and land sale contracts plus negotiating the completion of the construction contract at the Melbourne site.
Taigum Village shopping centre – advising a group of private developers on the acquisition of the Taigum Village shopping centre site (located in suburban Brisbane), off the plan leasing, including leasing work for the anchor tenant, ongoing leasing work, and the ultimate sale of the site which achieved a record cap rate for assets of its class in Queensland.
10 Browning St, South Brisbane – acting for Forza Capital on the acquisition of an A-grade commercial office building and subsequent leasing work for this mixed use hotel, retail and office property.
55 Russell St, South Brisbane – advising Forza Capital on the acquisition of this government tenanted commercial office building located at Russell Street South Brisbane and all subsequent leasing.
Centuria 80 Grenfell Street Fund – assisting Centuria Property Funds Limited launch the Centuria 80 Grenfell Street Fund, a single-asset, closed-ended unlisted property fund investing in a 50 percent interest in a premier A-grade office tower located at 80 Grenfell St in the Adelaide CBD (South Australia). We advised on all aspects of establishing the fund, registration and offer of investment to retail clients and also developed a new exit mechanism for investors. Our work included preparing/reviewing the constitution, PDS, advertising material, due diligence procedures and documentation.
Commercial Property Fund – advised on the structuring, financing and acquisition of a premium commercial property in Sydney through a fund and joint venture structure, including establishing the fund, negotiating the joint venture terms, advising on an extensive syndicated loan facility and settling a capital raising offer document.
420 George Street (Brisbane) – acting for Forza Capital on the acquisition, leasing and subsequent disposal of this 14 storey commercial office building located in the Brisbane CBD.
Mirvac Hotels and Resorts – advising Accor Asia Pacific on the acquisition of Mirvac Hotels and Resorts from the Mirvac Group, including the acquisition of hotels in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
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