MinterEllison

Real Estate Department

Australia
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What the team is known for Integrated service that has consolidated planning, construction, projects and infrastructure to provide a full-service offering which handles the gamut of real estate investments and transactions. Notable strength in the retirement village sector and an established reputation for advising government departments and banks. Spreads its talent throughout Australia's major cities and is active on urban renewal projects across the country. Strong presence in the place activation space and also able to offer high-volume stream leasing and conveyancing.

Strengths The team wins praise for its national depth, one client commenting: "They have good, strong depth in the main centres in Australia and they have a good level of support staff to the lawyers, which is great." Another client affirms: "They stand out because of their national strength."

Another client praises the team's "pragmatism and collaborative approach."

Work highlights Acted for Lendlease to complete 967 apartment sales on the Darling Square project in Sydney.

Notable practitioners


Adrian Rich
is praised for his commercial approach, one client saying: "He makes everything super easy, he's super commercial, always efficient, contactable and able to meet deadlines." He acts for property groups and funds in relation to acquisitions and divestments.


Anthony Poynton
is a well-regarded figure in the market who acts for clients on high-value property sales and developments. A client notes: "He provides a wealth of experience and a calm and steady approach to complex transactions."


Cameron Charlton
is a well-regarded property lawyer who is a frequent adviser to public sector clients, for whom he acts in relation to major developments.


Carla Deluca
is noted for her broad real estate practice, covering joint ventures, developments, sales and leasing issues. "She's technically very strong as well as commercially minded," comments a client, adding: "She is very proactive in trying to achieve the best possible outcome and is very approachable and a clear communicator."


Max Cameron
is widely respected as an established and experienced practitioner based in Melbourne. He is noted for his expertise on retail and residential developments as well as leasing matters.


Robin Lyons
is a notable practitioner in the Brisbane market who is recognised for his deep experience advising clients on various matters relating to retirement villages.


Virginia Briggs
is highlighted by clients as "a very calm adviser who is good at building consensus." A leading practitioner in the market, she often advises clients in relation to major property developments and high-value acquisitions and sales.