Real Estate

MinterEllison's real estate team is one of the largest in Australia with 36 partners and more than 140 lawyers nationally. We deliver a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for developers, investors, owners, landlords, property fund managers and governments.

The size and scope of our team in terms of technical capability, transaction experience and geographic spread is second to none. We practise in the areas of urban renewal, transit oriented development, large scale property transactions, distressed sales, retirement villages, telecommunications rollouts and retail and commercial leasing.

We are a trusted adviser to many state governments and government owned corporations and have assisted in the delivery of billion dollar hospitals, schools and prison developments, major urban regeneration projects and transit oriented developments. We have acted in the divestment and privatisation of airports and ports and in securing linear land corridors for major infrastructure investment in the energy and resources sector.

Our clients include the Queensland Government, Places Victoria, East Perth Redevelopment Authority, Port of Melbourne Authority, Railcorp, QRN, North Queensland Bulk Ports and Sydney Ports Corporation.

We also act for leading institutional property investors and developers including Westfield, DEXUS, AMP, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Australand, Mirvac and Brookfield Multiplex.

We are unique among major law firms in our ability to provide our national clients with leasing and property portfolio management services Australia-wide. Our services are supported by state-of-the-art online reporting and document storage/retrieval systems and work flow management tools.

We are pre-eminent in the retirement villages sector with industry heavyweights FKP Limited, Lend Lease Primelife and Aevum as key national clients.

Having acted for SingTel Optus in all its telecommunications roll-outs for many years, we also have unmatched experience and capability in the telecommunications sector.

Our real estate practice is supported by a leading environment and planning practice, which international directories consistently rank as a Tier 1 practice. Amongst Australian law firms, we are the only truly national environmental law practice with particular expertise in project approvals and licences to operate.

17 February 2017

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 (NSW) was passed by the NSW Legislative Assembly this week without amendment.

24 September 2015

Cameron Charlton, Matthew Glenn and Darren Sumich from our real estate team have written a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing the Australian property sector.

18 June 2014

Significant changes to the current New South Wales stamp duty regime are expected following the introduction of the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 into the New South Wales Parliament on 29 May 2014 and the release of the New South Wales Budget on 17 June 2014.

5 May 2014

The NSW Government Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services has released the 2014 Crown Lands Legislation White Paper. This follows the release of the 2013 Crown Lands Management Review Paper reviewing the control and management of Crown land and the 2014 NSW Trade & Investment - Crown Lands Division's response to that 2013 Review Paper.

24 April 2014

In addition to the 191 Minter Ellison lawyers named in 2014 Best Lawyers Australia list, 23 of our partners have been singled out for an additional accolade – awarded the title of "Lawyer of the Year".