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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.

Examples of our work

Global neighbourhood precinct, Brisbane

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.

White & Partners

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.

John Maddison Tower (Sydney)

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.

Investment through a debt structure

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. 

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