Property finance

Representing some of the most active global and national banks, multinational corporates and private equity houses, our team manages complex and high profile transactions in complicated and often uncertain circumstances. For lenders, borrowers, advisors and investors we prepare and negotiate documentation and provide advice on all aspects of project and structured finance and development and construction financing.

We have acted on transactions involving:

  • AV Jennings
  • Aveo Group
  • Brookfield
  • Elanor Investors
  • Leighton Properties
  • Stamford Hotels.

Examples of some of the significant projects on which we have acted include:

  • 400 George Street, Sydney
  • 400 George Street, Brisbane
  • Mosaic, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
  • ‘St Clair’, Cheltenham, Adelaide
  • ‘Cavanstone’, Eastwood, Sydney
  • ‘Lyndarum’, Epping North, Sydney.


Residential property development: Documenting and negotiating facilities, security and third party and priority arrangements in respect of a project for listed Australian property and investment group, Aveo Group. The work surrounded the financing of the development and construction of The Milton, a large 298-apartment inner-city development in Brisbane. The multi-layered matter involved priority arrangements between four banks and required negotiation with multiple stakeholders including the developer, the builder, the State Government and the joint venture parties.

Complex stakeholder management: We managed the novation of existing debt facilities and new working capital provided by United Overseas Bank to a wholly owned subsidiary of Far East Hospitality, a premier Singapore-based hospitality assets owner and operator. Security for the facilities included mortgages over the Melbourne and Perth Rendezvous Grand Hotels and Rendezvous Central Hotel. This was a highly complex transaction which involved multiple parties and security properties.

Tourism assets: We advised a syndicate of Australian financiers on senior debt facilities, and negotiations regarding mezzanine and private equity funding, for Australia’s largest caravan and holiday park operator, owner of nearly 150 sites located around Australia.

Agribusiness assets: We advised on club corporate and equipment facilities for Australia’s leading premium beef exporter, involving parcels of rural grazing land and water entitlements.

Infrastructure assets: We acted on the construction of 110km of LNG pipelines in the Infield Pipeline Works stage of the Australia Pacific LNG Project.


T +61 2 8233 9703
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.
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.'
24 Jan 2018
The proposed assignment by tenants of their leases can lead to frustration, thwarted ambitions and unforeseen expense. Why, when so many assignments proceed without a hitch, should this be so?