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Cameron Charlton

Cameron Charlton is one of Australia’s leading real estate lawyers, he has diverse property experience with a focus on major projects and development.

Known for his commercial and pragmatic approach, Cameron has been the principal legal adviser on some of the State's most significant land development and urban renewal projects. His portfolio includes transit-oriented development, staged and mixed-use development, major waterfront projects and master planned communities.

He has a comprehensive understanding of Government process, acting for the Queensland Government in the delivery of cruise terminals, convention centres, sports facilities and hospitals and in the sale and privatisation of State owned airports and a major seaport.

Cameron also regularly acts for large publicly listed property companies, private development groups, property portfolio owners and managers on a broad range of projects and transactions across all asset classes.

Some long-standing clients include Brookfield Multiplex, Grosvenor Australia, Laing O'Rourke, Queensland Government, Singtel Optus, and The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland.

Named as a leading individual in his field in both Chambers Global and Asia Pacific Legal 500, Cameron’s expertise is recognised through varied industry roles within the Property Council of Australia, Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Brisbane Development Association.

DEXUS acquisition of 470A & 480 Queen Street, Brisbane

Acted for DEXUS Property Group in relation to the $500 million acquisition and development of 480 and 470A Queen Street, Brisbane.  This acquisition and development, described as the largest property deal of 2013, will comprise a 31-level premium-grade office development project across 55,561 square metres located in Brisbane’s Golden Triangle and is targeting 6 Star Green Star and 5 star NABERS Energy ratings.

DEXUS acquisition of Kings Square, Perth

Acted for DEXUS Property Group in relation to the acquisition and development of 3 new mixed-use buildings at Kings Square in Perth. This acquisition and development, which has been described as the biggest commercial property pre-sale in Western Australia with an estimated cost on completion of $434.8 million, will comprise three A-grade office buildings to be developed by Leighton Properties.

South East Queensland Schools PPP Project

Advised Aspire Schools Consortium on its successful bid for the SEQLD schools PPP project to build and maintain seven schools over a number of years. This was the first PPP to utilise the Supported Debt Model where Queensland Treasury Corporation provided term debt which resulted in complex inter-creditor arrangements with construction and term debt providers. The transaction received the Euromoney Project Finance Asia Pacific PPP Deal of the Year.

Urban renewal of metropolitan precincts

Acted for Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on the urban renewal of metropolitan precincts. Our role involved advising Western Australia's leading urban redevelopment authority on three key redevelopment projects in the Perth metropolitan area.