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Asia-Pacific 2022
Australia Real Estate
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5 Ranked Lawyers

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Real Estate - Australia
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What the team is known for

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a respected national practice with expertise in residential, social housing, healthcare and retirement properties, housing a well-reputed urban infrastructure practice. Deep bench of experts providing clients with a start-to-finish service on development matters, and includes an accomplished leasing practice that services many of Australia's largest companies. Assists REITs and private equity outfits regarding property portfolios and the acquisition of trusts and assets. Significant clients include Blackstone, Investa Property Group and Stockland.

Strengths

Corrs Chambers Westgarth wins praise for its depth of expertise and its commercial approach, one client commenting: "We have found all of the people we have worked with at Corrs to be very capable with respect to subject matter expertise and commerciality, including negotiation skills with counterparties."

Another client echoes this sentiment, stating: "Corrs Chambers Westgarth's property team is very experienced and well rounded with expertise to cover all aspects of a property transaction. In my experience it dedicates appropriate resourcing to its matters, including appropriate partner time and involvement, and is also upfront and clear on likely fees."

Work highlights

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acted for a consortium established by Investa Commercial Property Fund and Manulife Financial Corporation in connection with the acquisition of entities that will ultimately acquire a 28-storey commercial building and connected retail space to be developed at 39 Martin Place in Sydney's CBD.

Notable practitioners

Peter Calov acts for a variety of clients, including major property companies, on developments, acquisitions and disposals. A client says: "He is very strong in the Australian market and is very commercial," and another source adds: "He keeps getting better like a fine wine."

Daryl Clifford is a highly experienced and respected property partner who often acts for government clients in relation to major developments in Brisbane. He is described by sources as "an excellent lawyer who is great to deal with," and a client highlights his "access, turnaround and great advice" as key strengths.

Nathaniel Popelianski has a wealth of experience across the gamut of real estate matters, including acquisitions and developments of residential and commercial projects. A client praises his "enviable market knowledge, proactive way of working and pragmatic and commercial approach," going on to comment: "This, along with his intelligent, respectful and deeply prepared negotiation style, leads to great outcomes for his clients."

Paul Carrick often acts for private equity outfits and investment groups on the acquisition of commercial properties. A client describes him as "a very commercial lawyer who is less interested in scoring points and more focused on finding a way through the issue to complete the transaction."

Natalie Bryant is well regarded as an up-and-coming lawyer for her practice advising on a number of property developments and urban renewal projects. She is described by interviewees as "very good to deal with and smart."

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