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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.

Examples of our work


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.

Station Square Precinct (Brisbane) 

Advising development agency Trenert on the acquisition of the former Chalk Hotel at Woolloongabba (Brisbane) along with several surrounding commercial and residential properties with the site intended to be redeveloped for a significant mixed-use development which will be ideally located for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

Forza Capital

Advising Forza Capital on the $41 million acquisition of a multi-tenanted commercial office building at 200 Creek Street in the Brisbane CBD and the ongoing leasing; the $86 million acquisition of a 17-storey commercial office tower located at 340 Adelaide Street Brisbane and all subsequent leasing work; the acquisition, leasing, and subsequent sale of a 14-storey commercial office building located at 420 George Street Brisbane; the acquisition of an A-grade commercial office building at 10 Browning Street South Brisbane and subsequent leasing work for this mixed-use hotel, retail and office property; and the acquisition of a government tenanted commercial office building located at Russell Street South Brisbane and all subsequent leasing.

Robina Home + Life Centre (Queensland)

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.

Chauvel Capital

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.

McConaghy Funds Management

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.

Flinders Street Tower (Townsville)

Advising Friday Group on the $92 million sale of Flinders Street Tower, an A-grade commercial office building in Townsville, including 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.

Commercial Office Building, Mt Gravatt (Brisbane)

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.

SilverWater Resort (Victoria)

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.

Universal Self Storage Funds Management

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, and advising on the purchase of four self-storage sites (in various stages of construction) at Redland Bay, Willawong, Bundamba, and Burpengary in Queensland.

Centuria 80 Grenfell Street Fund

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.

Mirvac Hotels and Resorts

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.

MAAS Group 

Advising on the acquisitions of commercial freehold land with an operating quarry site in Luscombe (South-East Queensland); the Castle Creek and Fairview Quarries quarry businesses in Central Queensland via the purchase of company shares; and multiple operating quarry and sand mining businesses in Central Queensland.


Advising Australia’s largest unlisted self-storage investment group on acquiring a land and a storage business at Wyoming (NSW); the development of their portfolio, including at Noosaville and Kawana (Queensland) and Narre Warren (Victoria); and the acquisition of vacant sites at Pakenham (Victoria) and Capalaba (Queensland) for the construction of new storage facilities.

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