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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

One client praises the team for its level of dedication, commenting: "The property team at Corrs consistently maintains a best in class standard. I have always been impressed by how available they make themselves when matters are urgent; this is not expected, but much appreciated in the moments when it is necessary."

Another client affirms: "The partners that we deal with go to great lengths to make themselves available to us and provide a good balance of timely yet considered advice."

Work highlights

Acted for Allianz Real Estate on the AUD500 million acquisition of a 50% share of assets comprising six student accommodation buildings and businesses located in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Notable practitioners

Daryl Clifford is a highly experienced and respected property partner who often acts for government clients in relation to major developments in Brisbane. A client comments: "He's always available, pragmatic and practical, provides timely and expert advice and has excellent interpersonal skills."

Natalie Bryant is well regarded for her practice advising on a number of property developments and urban renewal projects.

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 describes him as "an excellent practitioner who is technically excellent, commercial and a great negotiator." The same source goes on to add: "He takes the time to understand the business and risk appetite and flag up potential issues early."

Paul Carrick is "fantastic to work with" according to one client who adds: "He provides considered and robust transaction and structuring advice." He often acts for private equity outfits and investment groups on the acquisition of commercial properties.

Peter Calov "brings a wealth of experience and pragmatism to his property and development advice," one client comments. He acts for a variety of clients, including major property companies, on developments, acquisitions and disposals. A client notes: "He's technically brilliant, understands transactions and breaks them down well, has a great knowledge of the law and is able to apply that to a commercial transaction."

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Real Estate Department

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8-12 Chifley Square, NSW 2000

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

2000

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Real Estate


Daryl Clifford
Band 2
Natalie Bryant
Up and Coming
Nathaniel Popelianski
Band 2
Paul Carrick
Band 3
Peter Calov
Band 1