Property & Projects

 
Property is Australia’s biggest industry, contributing to 13% of GDP. The property and construction sector will play a key role in the post-pandemic recovery of the Australian economy and communities.

Our national Property and Projects team delivers commercial solutions to legal issues. We do this by applying our deep industry expertise, understanding our clients’ businesses, industries, and the broader environment in which they operate, to deliver contextual, pragmatic and commercial advice.

We act for local, national and international clients in all types of property matters, with a focus on REITs, property development, construction, public infrastructure, social and affordable housing and large leasing portfolios. We also offer industry leading service on matters of planning, and environmental advocacy, advice and solutions.

Our team also advises on some of the most nationally significant infrastructure projects. We provide development, regulatory and financing advice to all types of stakeholders across a range of highly regulated industry sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, water, transport, healthcare and social infrastructure.

As part of a full-service firm, our clients benefit from Hall & Wilcox’s breadth and depth of knowledge across other relevant disciplines including financial services, tax, litigation & dispute resolution, insolvency, and corporate & commercial.

Partner Brad Marland discusses some of the key issues facing local government in South East Queensland, including human capital, digital transformation, infrastructure and transport projects and a booming population.

Experience snapshot

Arena REIT Management

Advising the ASX300 listed property group in relation to its portfolio of over 200 properties across Australia which are tenanted to a range of childcare, healthcare and disability housing operators.

NorthWest Healthcare

Assisting the real estate healthcare investor across a range of matters related to with the building and maintenance of its sizable Australian asset portfolio.

AusNet Services

Advising the energy company on the Victorian Government’s large scale battery energy storage program.

Compass Housing Services

Acting for one of Australia's largest non-government social housing providers in relation to the PPP social housing project known as the ‘Social and Affordable Housing Fund’.

Fletcher Building Group

Assisting the New Zealand based construction and building products group with property portfolio management and key asset disposal projects across Australia.

Coronation Group

Assisting the property development group in planning associated with property development including planning agreements for urban renewal developments, planning advice and planning litigation.

Victorian Planning Authority

Acting for the VIC Government urban planning department in relation to Infrastructure Contributions Plans amendments, implementing a new system for the contribution of land required for the delivery of important infrastructure in Melbourne’s rapidly expanding growth areas.

Impact Investment Group

Advising a leading Australian impact funds manager in relation to the preparation and implementation of innovative ‘green leases’, which contain aspirational obligations on how IIG and tenants will collaborate to manage and maintain the precinct’s sustainability.

Ryde City Council

Providing a full range of legal services to a NSW local council including the delivery of drainage infrastructure for the Shepherds Bay development, under section 80(A)(6) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW).

Awards and recognition

AL Innovative-Firms 2020
Australasian Lawyer 2020

Winner – Innovative Firms

Key contacts

John advises on the best joint venture and development arrangements and delivery mechanism for construction projects.

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Natalie leads the Hall & Wilcox's Commercial practice and has broad experience across many areas of commercial law.

Our team

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