As one of Melbourne’s leading property development teams, we are privileged that we have been entrusted with some of Melbourne’s largest and most complex projects. Our role is to contribute to the success of projects. Whether you are a property developer, investor or financier we will guide you through the maze of issues.
We will understand your project and help you to achieve your commercial objectives with the benefit of industry experience and within the parameters of the law.
Our reputation and relationships with financiers plays a big part in the success of new developments.
Big projects require the right lawyer. Experience is the difference.
We understand the property development sector requires specific legal advice.
You need a lawyer that you can rely on. Our unique team builds strong relationships with clients. Each member of our team has intimate knowledge of the various happenings on each project so can easily step in to assist if another team member is unavailable. This results in a seamless delivery of service to the client.
Property developers need lawyers who are responsive, experienced and across the entire project. Our team has a broad skill set and depth of experience that is highly unusual in the current legal climate. Where most lawyers typically specialise in a discrete and narrow area of law, our broad knowledge enables us to operate dynamically to provide quick and succinct legal advice. Whether you need advice on structuring, construction, planning or off the plan sales matters, we have it covered.
A different type of Property lawyer.
We help the property development sector by offering the following industry specific services:
- Due diligence on land acquisitions
- Finance strategy and documentation
- Settlement of land acquisition including complex GST assessment
- Deal structuring and stamp duty advice
- Development Management and Project Management
- Owners Corporation advice
- Compulsory Acquisition advice
- Construction contracts
- Presale contract preparation and management
- Marketing and Agency agreements
- Dispute resolution
What our Property clients had to say
“Great responsiveness, reception presentation and efficiency, careful following of instructions.”
“Great attention to detail; proactive at all times; great strategic value; delivers on agreed time frames; have broad range of experience to meet the various disciplines of the business.”
“Beyond doing a great job on the legal front – the firm responded to the very quick deadline put on us by the purchaser. They did an incredible amount of work to support the due diligence the purchaser required and negotiated the position fast and effectively.”
“Took the time to understand what I was hoping to achieved and then look at the lateral options and presented sound advice that saved me a lot of prospective problems.”
Our property development sector projects:
We are involved in some 50 or so property development projects including:
Acquisition and redevelopment of the Amcor Paper Mill Alphington by Glenvill
This is Melbourne’s largest ever residential land acquisition being developed into a new precinct featuring multiple apartment buildings, townhouses, commercial retail and community uses
The acquisition and redevelopment of the old Philip Morris building into a new commercial, food, beverage and lifestyle precinct of approximately 70,000 square metres of lettable area.
Multiple residential, commercial and several apartment projects around South Yarra Station
The Lyall Hotel Development
Development of luxury residential apartments and hotel
80 lot commercial precinct in Keilor East
Life @ Mason Point by Gibroc Corp
Staged development of multiple apartment buildings, townhouses, commercial and retail
Avenir by Cutting Edge Developments
30 Apartments in Hawthorn
Boutique 14 luxury residential apartment development
Grand Galaxy – CXXV
Boutique riverfront luxury apartments in South Yarra
133 Walsh Street, South Yarra
Boutique luxury apartments
9 Luxury Apartments in Orrong Road, Toorak
Land development for a new estate in Officer
Our Property Development Sector Leaders
Property Knowledge Base
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We wish to update you on our exciting news! Kalus Kenny Intelex is moving to 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank. We will be the same firm but, after more than 25 years at the Como Centre in South Yarra, we are truly excited for our future in the transformed Southbank...
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