Our complete services across the life cycle of a real estate investment include bespoke corporate and business advice underpinned by our deep understanding of the complex regulatory, policy, and industry issues.
We add significant value through our seamless corporate advisory services to the real estate industry, including—
Advising the owners of Seven Fields (a company) and Abbotsleigh Citrus (a business) on the $90 million combined sale of share and business assets involving the sale of all land assets in Queensland, Victoria, and Northern Territory owned by the vendors to a Hong Kong-based investment company and the remaining business assets to the Nutrano Produce Group.
Advising leading property fund manager Primewest Group (now Centuria) on its ASX listing.
Advising fund manager and real estate advisory firm Pacific East Coast on its acquisition by ASX-listed financial services company Countplus.
Preparing the underlying trust and sale documentation and negotiating the commercial terms for the sale of a 50 percent interest in Pellicano Property Trust 3, a $150 million industrial trust, to Sunsuper in a complex transaction.
Advising this property development group on establishing special purpose vehicles for their joint venture projects, including preparing bespoke joint venture agreements and development management agreements for each project.
Advising One Funds Management Limited (as trustee) on restructuring the Perth Markets, a stapled structure which owns and operates the fresh food markets in Canning Vale (WA) (valued at $180 million), carried out by way of two interlinked schemes – a trust scheme by way of application for judicial advice and a scheme of arrangement.
Assisting Centuria Property Funds Limited to 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 Street in the Adelaide CBD, including negotiating and settling a complex unit purchase agreement.
‘They can see the big picture across the investment fund life cycle and always consider the financial parameters.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘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
‘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
Associate Siobhan Luck is named as 'One to Watch' in Litigation by Best Lawyers in Australia
‘Sean is a quality lawyer who understands our needs and is very easy and straightforward to deal with.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘They are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘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
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘Our overall impression is that they are a great firm that provides good advice in a timely manner.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Excellent understanding of the laws relating to funds management and policy documents. Commercial and practical advice.’ 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
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
‘I am extremely happy ... they are fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of them.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘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
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
Partner Sean McMahon is named Lawyer of the Year for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘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
‘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 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