In particular, he specialises in advising on investments in real assets (such as real estate, agri and infrastructure) through the establishment of incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, consortia, capital partnerships and strategic platforms, pooled vehicles and wholesale funds with a real asset focused investment mandate as well as on the acquisition, disposal and restructuring of real assets held through corporate or trust vehicles (including undertaking due diligence).
Wissam has advised and implemented cross border transactions for foreign clients investing in the Australian real asset market, which is experiencing strong demand from both domestic and foreign investors. In particular, he has strong experience in advising foreign clients on partnering with local managers and on any foreign investment approval or foreign registration required.
Wissam advises listed property trusts, real estate funds, sovereign wealth and pension funds, real asset institutional investors, real estate advisory groups and major real estate owners, developers and operators such as Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, Commercial & General, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Mercer Investments, Crown Resorts, Pamoja Capital, Aqualand Projects, Ping An Real Estate, Rawson Homes, Roxy Pacific Holdings, Qualitas, Sakkara Property, Pepper Property and the Consolidated Press group.
Advised Commercial & General (C&G) on the establishment of the Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund (which has a mandate for approximately AU$800 million in healthcare and real estate assets to be managed by an investment manager jointly established by C&G and Dexus) and on the introduction of the AU$320 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital as a seed asset in the Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund