Our lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating and documenting commercial arrangements for the acquisition, disposal, occupation, development, refurbishment and general use of real estate across all sectors.
We can help with strategic, contractual and regulatory issues; acquisitions and disposals; due diligence; conveyancing; construction projects; and transfer of statutory licences, including liquor and gaming licences.
Assisting Centuria Capital Group on the $200 million three-phased acquisition of West Village, a unique cultural, retail, commercial, and residential precinct in Brisbane’s West End, including negotiating a complex suite of acquisition and future development documents, legal due diligence on the site, and lease arrangements.
Advising on complex negotiations for the $86 million purchase of a 17-storey commercial office tower located in the Brisbane CBD and all subsequent leasing work.
Advising Primewest Group on complex negotiations for the purchase of the Robina Home + Life homemaker centre, a multi-tenanted retail centre in the Gold Coast, including handling the initial tender process.
Lead legal adviser to Primewest Group (now Centuria) on the acquisition of this iconic A-Grade 28-level office building alongside BlackRock (the world’s largest asset manager), and the appointment of Primewest Group to provide management services with respect to the property.
Advising Friday Group on the $92 million sale of Flinders Street Tower, an A-grade commercial office building in Townsville, including complex negotiations dealing with a large government authority tenant and the potential leasing up of vacant space after the exchange of contracts, with a contingent floating price mechanism, as well as dealing with contamination remediation and combustible cladding issues.
Advising on the acquisition of a $150 million portfolio of retail shopping centre and childcare development sites across South East Queensland, such as the Queen Street Village shopping precinct in Southport (Gold Coast), including advising on legal due diligence, complex contract negotiation and conveyancing, retail leasing, development management and construction documentation, and finance facility.
Advising on the acquisition of the Toowoomba Plaza shopping centre and the Ridge Shopping World at Toowoomba, two multi-tenanted retail shopping centres in Toowoomba, including complex negotiations of a put and call option deed and contract.
Advising on the $17 million sale of a large format retail centre located at Mt Gravatt (Brisbane), including negotiating the land sale contract which involved complex negotiations of new leases, tenant incentives, rent abatements, and Covid-19 rent relief concessions.
Advising on the $63 million sale of the Australian Taxation Office-leased six-storey commercial office building at Mt Gravatt, on the Brisbane CBD fringe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advising Forza Capital on the acquisition of this government tenanted commercial office building located at Russell Street, South Brisbane, and all subsequent leasing.
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 Street 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.
Acting for Forza Capital on the acquisition, leasing and subsequent disposal of this 14-storey commercial office building located in the Brisbane CBD.
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.
‘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
‘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
‘I am extremely happy ... they are fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of them.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
‘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
‘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
‘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
‘Our overall impression is that they are a great firm that provides good advice in a timely manner.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Recognised for Real Property Law 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
‘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
‘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
‘Excellent understanding of the laws relating to funds management and policy documents. Commercial and practical advice.’ 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 are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ 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
‘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