Carla Deluca
Partner, Real Estate Industry Leader, Melbourne
Carla has extensive experience advising in the Melbourne property market. She is recognised as a clear leader in the space and offers a practice that spans real estate matters across a broad range of industries and sectors including, property development and construction projects including fund through arrangements, capital transactions, acquisitions and disposals, due diligences for property, corporate and finance, funds management transactions, leasing, developer conveyancing, PPP projects; agribusiness, and aged care and retirement village projects.

Career highlights

  • Acted for Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited in their acquisition, sale and development of the following commercial offices of Fox Sports, NSW Police Headquarters, Southbank Queensland office premises, Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations), GE/David Jones offices, takeover of various trust including Rabinov and GPT and various industrial premises such as Linfox warehouses and Frasers development sites.
  • Acted for Lendlease on its sell down and development of Y3 at Docklands to Invesco and Challenger which will be ANZ second headquarters at Docklands.
  • Acted for Lendlease over a 10 year period on the Victoria Harbour development at Docklands valued at $1.8 billion (including the NAB Head Office, Aurecon Head Office, Myer Head Office, ANZ Head Office, Marina arrangements, Dock 5 Apartments, Mosaic Apartments, Montage Apartments, Lend Lease Melbourne Head Office, the Merchant affordable housing project, C4 mixed use development, Serrata, Convesso, Concavo, 888 Collins Street, 889 Collins Street and EXO residential developments, Lifestyle office Development and the Library and Boating Hub).
  • Acted for Lendlease on the Melbourne Quarter development with Places Victoria valued at $1.6 billion once developed including the joint venture with a third party for the first residential stage and the sell down to Lendlease APPF of the first commercial stage.
  • Acted for Lendlease Communities residential/greenfield developments at Craigieburn, Caroline Springs, Laurimar Estate, Werribee, Atherstone and Aurora (Epping North).
  • Acted for CIMB-TrustCapital Advisors in the sale of two office assets known as 50 Marcus Clarke Canberra and 50 Ann Street Brisbane.
  • Acted for Retirement Alliance’s sale of its retirement village portfolio to Lend Lease Primelife and other retirement village and aged care work including on initial public offerings.
  • Acted for Oliver Hume in their acquisition and development of residential apartments i.e. Ilixir, The Principal and Parkville.
  • Acted for Supagas group on its sale together with its associated properties throughout Australia to Japan’s biggest industrial gas maker, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp.
  • Acting for the successful consortium Capella Capital on the Bendigo Hospital PPP from a due diligence to transaction documentation perspective.
  • Advised CVC Property Fund on the acquisition, sale, development and leasing of various industrial, bulky goods, retail and commercial premises including some Masters sites.
  • Acted on Fairfax’s new head office development at Docklands from the perspective of the financiers as well as the Dandenong redevelopment with Grocon.