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Robin heads MinterEllison's Australasian retirement villages practice and is recognised as one of Australia's foremost sector specialists. 18 years in practice, he advises retirement village developers and operators Australia-wide on all aspects of acquiring, setting up, structuring and operating successful retirement villages. His experience spans due diligences, village and site acquisitions and disposals, structuring and start-ups, financing, titling, joint ventures, scheme documentation, resident disputes, ongoing management and regulatory compliance. A significant and active contributor within the industry, Robin notably led the development of the ‘Australian and New Zealand Retirement Villages Legislation Compendium’, an invaluable guide to navigating the industry’s legislative minefield.
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In addition to his leading property expertise, Robin also deals widely in leasing matters. Over many years Robin has advised an extensive range of institutional landlord and tenant clients in the commercial and retail sector, including AMP Capital Investors, Centro Properties Group, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, and Investa.
A leading Queensland property and real estate lawyer, Robin Lyons heads MinterEllison's Brisbane Property Group.
For more than 18 years he has advised major institutional property investors and developers on all facets of commercial, retail, industrial and residential property including due diligences, acquisitions, disposals, development and leasing.
Robin is also ranked as one of Australia's foremost retirement village lawyers, advising nationwide developers and operators on all aspects of acquiring, establishing, structuring and operating successful facilities.
Some long-standing clients include AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield Multiplex, Colonial First State Property Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Delfin Lend Lease, FKP Limited, Griffith University, Investa, Lend Lease Primelife, RSL Care, and Springfield Land Corporation.
Robin’s benchmark industry standing is widely recognised in peer guides with Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession describing him as a pre-eminent lawyer in his field.
A noted expert in retirement living, Robin is a significant contributor to the industry and its legislative reform, and a regular speaker at industry events.
18 years in practice, Robin acts for some of Australia's largest institutional investors and developers in the acquisition and disposal of property in all asset classes including commercial towers, shopping centres, industrial estates and development sites. Robin also has recognised expertise in retirement village and aged care transactions. He advised on the acquisition of much of FKP Property Group's Australia-wide Aveo Live Well retirement village portfolio comprising some 80-plus villages. He also oversees conveyancing for all Aveo Live Well's retirement village units in Queensland and New South Wales.