Carla Deluca
Partner, Real Estate Industry Leader, Melbourne
Carla has extensive experience advising in the 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.

Carla has advised the private major players in the property sector and is experienced in all aspects of property development projects including capital transactions, fund through arrangements, urban renewal projects, over station developments, co-ownership arrangements, real estate structuring, due diligence and major development leasing.

Carla has been included in the Best Lawyers 2022, 2021 and 2020 in Real Property Law, as well as moving into band 5 Real Estate individual rankings for Chambers 2022. Carla has also received an Acritas nomination in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Career highlights

Daiwa House: Advised on the acquisition of a majority interest in a build to rent development at Melbourne Quarter in partnership with Lendlease.


  • Project Gazelle: Advised on its capital partnering with Mitsubishi on its communities project.
    Melbourne Business Park: Advising on Stockland's industrial development which includes development documents and co-ownership arrangements.
  • M_Park development: Acting on all aspects of the development and complex leasing including major leases with Amazon, J&J and a health/medical hub.
  • Advised on the joint venture of Stockland's $53 million investment partnership with Supalai PCL for a 50% stake in the Katalia master-planned community.
  • Advising on the harmonisation of land lease project documentation.

Mirvac: Advising on a capital partnering arrangement with Mitsubishi for Clyde North mixed use project.

Brookfield: Acting on various industrial acquisitions and fund through developments.

Keppel REIT: Advised Keppel on its $306M acquisition of the Pinnacle Office Park, Macquarie Park and ongoing leasing work.

Frasers Property Australia and Irongate: Advising on the joint venture purchase of the highly sought-after Bradmill factory site in Yarraville, for a proposed A$1B development.

Frasers Property Australia: Advising on the acquisition, development and the capital partnering of Yarraville, The Grove, Parkville, Carlton and Windermere.

UniSuper/Richmond Bridge: Advised on capital transactions as part of a new industrial fund.

Property listed REIT:

  • the sale of 8 Nicholson St, Melbourne for $213.7M.
  • the sale of Shepparton Marketplace to SLMC Property Australia for $88M.
  • divestment of 32 Garden St, Melbourne.

Growthpoint: Advised on capital transactions, developments and leasing with respect to office and industrial assets.

Property Developer client:

  • Advising on Melbourne Metro Overstation Development: Partnering with a property developer on its proposed mixed use commercial and retail development of the oversite portion of CBD South above the Melbourne Metro Station including negotiating the Commercial Development Agreement and the pass through with the upstream interface and project documentation.
  • Victoria Harbour: Development and capital partnering of commercial office, residential, retail, affordable housing and public library and marina arrangements.
  • Melbourne Quarter Development: Acted for a property developer client 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 of the first commercial stage.