We understand that getting acquisition structuring correct up front is key to the successful execution of property transactions. This is particularly the case for structures involving property trusts and other forms of property syndicates.
We also have vast experience in joint ventures, management agreements, fund through arrangements, government assistance agreements, project management agreements and similar arrangements between collective investors.
Advising on a complex arrangement between the precinct developer and counter party, involving the acquisition of 56 apartments in one line and ongoing arrangements for the marketing and sell down of those apartments.
Developing joint venture arrangements for projects as diverse as residential developments, office developments and the redevelopment of shopping centre sites which involves sophisticated drafting of profit share arrangements and the rules regulating the funding and management of the developments through the various stages.
Advising Telane Pty Ltd on the complex restructuring of the leasing arrangement for the John Maddison Tower (Goulburn Street, Sydney), which is crown leasehold and subleased to the Department of Justice, including negotiating and documenting reconfiguration of the head lease, amending existing financing arrangement, and negotiating and finalising a new sublease.
Successfully structuring projects where investment from a joint venture party is structured as debt to minimise tax and duty implications. This usually involves the investor taking a second mortgage position behind the senior debt financier and drafting "custom made" security documents and significant negotiations.
Advising 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.
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘They are absolute specialists in the area of managed funds, they are on the pulse and experts in this area, and they’re solutions-oriented.’
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
Partner Sean McMahon is recognised for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘The ability to understand the key drivers of the counterparty and navigate negotiations and documentation is a critical skill the Real Estate team leverages to benefit clients.’
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate