The Australian property industry accounts for over 13% of GDP and is a significant employer and creator of jobs in Australia. Given the strength of the industry, and with other parts of the economy losing energy, it has again become a focus for the long term growth of the country.

Our team has worked with numerous developers over many years and we enjoy respect in the market for our skills and commercial approach. Our team has a fascination with the built form and enjoys the opportunity to be involved in creating something new - for both owners or operators and across commercial, industrial, retail, residential, tourism and leisure or health related assets. Our experts are active members of various industry bodies, including the UDIA, the PCA and the Property Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

We advise on all legal elements of property development, from financing the project, to establishing structures such as joint ventures and development agreements, to acquiring the target land and finally all aspects of construction and leasing or selling the development on completion. Because of our strong industry experience, we are often called upon to help with negotiation of commercial elements and to provide strategic advice and exit strategies. 

We also have an in-house off-the-plan sales and conveyancing function to maximise efficiency, minimise cost and provide seamless delivery for our clients.

Recent News and Publications
16 Mar 2018
In our most recent publication on leasing, we focused on the consent that a tenant might need to obtain from its landlord if the tenant wishes to assign its interest in a lease. In this article, we explore some key considerations that arise when it is the landlord assigning its interest in a lease.
06 Mar 2018
Mediation has become a popular method to resolve disputes, and with good reason. Depending on the circumstances, mediation can offer numerous advantages over traditional litigation.
28 Feb 2018
The February 2018 edition of the Australian Property Law Bulletin (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Ben Shaw and Matthew Butchard entitled 'Resolving GST ambiguity: A & A Property Developers Pty Ltd v MCCA Asset Management Ltd.'