We work with you on project structuring; site acquisition and due diligence; project financing; infrastructure agreements; joint venture agreements; development management; agreements to lease and off-the-plan sales; construction contracts and management; titling and land tenure issues; and community title and strata title schemes.
Assisting Centuria on the $200 million three-phased acquisition of West Village, a unique cultural, retail, commercial, and residential precinct in Brisbane’s West End, involving existing landmark properties as well as assets to be constructed, including the retail mall, the heritage mixed-use Peter’s Ice Cream Factory buildings, the health and medical building, and the recently constructed South Pavilion.
Advising on site acquisitions, development projects and design and lease arrangements, including the acquisition of sites in newly developed industrial precincts in Yarrabilba and North Lakes (Brisbane) and infill industrial sites in Nundah (Brisbane), including the site acquisition, planning and other approval process, initial negotiations with tenants, drafting agreements to lease, and finalising documentation through to completion.
Acting for Wagner Corporation in drafting and negotiating construction contract documentation for the ongoing development and expansion of the Wellcamp Business Park (Toowoomba), including for the expansion of the Wagner Corporation CFT facility, construction of the Regional Trade Distribution Centre, Qantas pilot training facility, and various tenant construction and expansion projects.
Advising on arrangements with the State of Queensland for the delivery of a mixed-use regional trade distribution centre situated in the Toowoomba Wellcamp Business Park and drafting and negotiating the construction contract.
Advising on a multi-staged master planned development in the Toowoomba area which will deliver over 400 residential housing sites, including advising on and negotiating a detailed development management agreement.
Advising on complex issues following the abrupt end of the business and winding down its existing real estate operations Australia-wide, including advising on the disposal of units in the structure, unwinding finance arrangements, transfer of funds management rights, and the novation of construction and sales contracts, plus advising on the disposal of five development sites at various stages in the development cycle and on the sale of funds management rights for a large industrial facility at Milperra Road, Revesby (New South Wales).
Advising Australia's largest unlisted self storage investment group on the acquisition and development of several sites, including a greenfield development site at Hendra (Brisbane Airport precinct) and the corresponding commercial off-the-plan development of the site and establishing a strata scheme and body corporate, as well as the acquisition of two storage facility sites in Victoria. Our role included drafting, negotiating and advising on the construction contracts.
Assisting Wagner Corporation with development agreements and funding arrangements for the development of six turn-key concrete batching plants in South East Queensland.
Advising KPAT Property on the $40 million mixed-use redevelopment of The Glad Hotel in Toowoomba incorporating 240 serviced Oaks apartments, tavern, conference facilities, 1,000m2 retail strip and 300 space carpark, and the $25 million construction contract; the acquisition of M on Palmer (Townsville), involving the purchase of all freehold commercial land, 50 residential units, and the hotel and pub businesses; and Avani Mooloolaba, a $60 million 160-room 1,000m2 retail mixed-use hotel redevelopment at the Sunshine Coast, including all aspects of the development agreement, due diligence, financing, and hotel management agreements.
Advising on numerous residential developments for a listed alternative asset manager; residential strata developments, including The Duke (Kangaroo Point) and Arbor (Milton); Alceon on residential tower Brooklyn@Varsity Lakes; a national property fund manager on a $45 million residential development near the Sydney CBD; flat land developments, including advising Lyons Capital on The Sands (Tannum Sands, Queensland), a 1,000-lot master planned development, and Stockwood Estate (Gladstone), a 90-lot residential development; and Friday Investments on the luxury residential development, Friday on the Beach.
Advising on the acquisition and development through to leasing and sale of commercial developments, including 88 Boundary Street (Brisbane), Northway Business Park (Narangba), N62 Business Centre (Northgate), Springfield Tower (Queensland), 38 East-Industrial Park (Stapylton), as well as a series of BP service centres for FKG Developments.
Advising on the assignment of major redevelopment contracts on the acquisition of Pullman Park Hotel (Melbourne).
Structuring Transactions Development Projects (all sectors) Leasing Asset Management Redevelopment Projects Real Estate Funding Planning and Environment Construction Projects Corporate Advisory Litigation
‘McMahon Clarke’s team punches above its weight. It is a boutique funds practice which is very good at property funds and fund restructuring work.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Sean is a quality lawyer who understands our needs and is very easy and straightforward to deal with.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘They have a unique understanding of the legal and strategic issues involved in the acquisition, development, management, and disposal of properties by developers and managers.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘I am extremely happy ... they are fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of them.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
‘They see the big picture across all real estate sectors, including commercial, industrial, and residential, as well as alternative asset classes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Congratulating Real Estate associate Matt Dolan on being named ‘One to Watch’ in 2024 Best Lawyers in Australia
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘They are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They have been very effective in partnering with us ... their service is first class and they make you feel they are an extension of your own team.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Our overall impression is that they are a great firm that provides good advice in a timely manner.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Partner Sean McMahon is named Lawyer of the Year for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘They can see the big picture across the investment fund life cycle and always consider the financial parameters.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Excellent understanding of the laws relating to funds management and policy documents. Commercial and practical advice.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Congratulating Funds Management associate Taylor Green on being chosen as a finalist in the 2023 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘McMahon Clarke is highly responsive with deep knowledge and experience in investment funds, and they are very commercial and practical at the same time.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They looked at the bigger picture and the end result rather than point-scoring on items that were not critical to the outcome.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Sean is a commercially savvy and broad-thinking lawyer who adds value to commercial contexts and produces documents that not only meet our purpose but are also easy to read, even for complex transactions.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘Langton is very commercially aware and always speedy with his responses' … 'he's also very knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues and his client service is exemplary.' Chambers Asia Pacific
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia