property development

The property development sector flies or falls on factors often beyond its control. Elections create uncertainty around policy directions, financial institutions can make borrowing money easier or harder, and property purchasers may decide the time’s just not right to buy. But despite the potential difficulties, property remains a key driver of the Australian economy.

We understand the challenges and drivers of property development, working with developers at all stages of their project from conception to settlement, including disposal, development, procurement, tendering, project management, contract interpretation, project financing and dispute resolution.

Property development is more than building and subdividing. It also involves behind the scene issues arising out of joint ventures, syndication and complex business structures, stamp duty and revenue considerations. We speak the industry’s language and understand what’s needed to achieve commercial outcomes. With a national outlook, we can navigate clients through development laws unique to various states.


we advise property development clients across all areas of expertise, in particular:
building contracts
contract drafting and review
document development associated with establishment of entities
fundraising including afsl, information memorandums and prospectuses
income tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty and gst
joint venture, development and project financing
joint venture, development and project management agreements
leasing and licensing
profit share agreements
property and projects due diligence
sales and acquisitions
structuring advice
subdivisions – strata and flat land
syndication and manufactured equity schemes
town planning and environment law