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Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Provides a full-service offering to Australian and overseas investors on high-value investments. Assists corporate and public sector clients with acquisitions, disposals and leases including the real estate aspects of infrastructure projects. Distinguished real estate funds practice with additional expertise in financial structuring and tax. Engaged by property development groups on complex development matters and advises government bodies on public real estate issues. Significant experience across the retail, commercial and residential sectors.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's depth of expertise as an important strength, one commenting: "They have a complete practice, for any area or issue there will be a specialist, and they're very good at ensuring that the different arms are responsive and good."

Work highlights

Advised CBRE Global Investors on the AUD352 million acquisition and development of a 25-storey, A-grade building at 118 Mount Street in North Sydney.

Notable practitioners

David McLeish is recognised by interviewees as a "a good name with a good reputation" in the market. He is well experienced in development, acquisition and leasing matters, frequently acting for property groups and funds.

Michael Graves is "a very long-standing practitioner" who is "commercial, pleasant and good," according to market sources. He counts private equity and real estate groups amongst his clientele, as well as government entities, which he advises on acquisitions, leasing and developments.

Victoria Holthouse is well regarded for her work assisting investment funds on the acquisition and sale of high-value properties. A client comments: "I have a lot of time for her, she understands everything back to front and the way we do things, and her drafting and knowledge are fantastic."

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Overview

Allens’ pre-eminent national multidisciplinary real estate team is recognised for its innovative approach to structuring and delivering transactions in the sector, along with a strong track record on large-scale projects.

The team comprises specialists from all areas, including real estate, funds management, M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, tax, litigation and disputes, construction and infrastructure, environment and planning, employment and health and safety. Our national multidisciplinary real estate team is recognised for its innovative approach to structuring and delivering transactions in the sector, along with a strong track record advising on some of the largest transactions in the market. We routinely act for a wide range of prominent Australian and international clients and provide specialist advice across the real estate sector, including to fund managers, REITs, superannuation funds, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and domestic and offshore investors and developers.

Our sector-based approach to real estate means that when you instruct Allens you have access to all of our specialist legal skills with a lead partner managing the broader team – giving you a single point of contact. We enjoy working closely with our clients, helping to spot opportunities, anticipate risks, and ensure every transaction is run efficiently.


Real Estate Department

Allens

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Department location

Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place

126 Phillip Street

(Corner of Hunter & Phillip Streets)

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Australia

Real Estate


David McLeish
Band 2
Michael Graves
Band 3
Victoria Holthouse
Band 3