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.

Acquisition of the Mermaid Marine Supply Base from MMA Offshore

Advised Toll in relation to its strategic acquisition from MMA Offshore of the Mermaid Marine supply base and logistics supply base business for approximately $44 million. The acquisition of assets included property leases, inventory, plant and equipment, leased equipment and statutory licences.

Mercer Investments acquires 25% interest in 420 George Street

Advised Mercer Investments on the acquisition of a 25% interest in 420 George Street, a 31-level office tower in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

Sale of Macquarie Group's headquarters on Sydney's King Street Wharf precinct for $525 million to Charter Hall

MinterEllison acted for Brookfield Office Properties in the sale of Macquarie Group's headquarters on Sydney's King Street Wharf precinct for $525 million to Charter Hall, in the largest single office property deal for Sydney since 2014.

Fortius sale of 75% interest in 420 George Street, Sydney

MinterEllison advised Fortius Funds Management Pty Ltd on the sale of a 75% interest in 420 George Street, a 31-level Grade A office tower which sits above MidCity Centre Retail Mall on Pitt Street, Sydney. The 75% interest was sold to Investa Property Group via its wholesale fund, ICPF. The transaction was effected by way of the sale of units in intermediary holding trusts.

A-REIT Foreign Investment Review Board clearance

Advised Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust ("A-REIT") in obtaining clearance from the Australian Treasurer and Australia's foreign investment regulator, the Foreign Investment Review Board, for their purchase of a portfolio of 26 warehouses from a Singaporean sovereign wealth fund for $1.07 billion.