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Don Battams - Partner

Don Battams Don specialises in residential and mixed-use developments.

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Don leads a team of property lawyers who advise on residential and mixed-use developments, including community title projects, and other commercial property transactions.

This work includes due diligence investigations  and negotiating and documenting transactions relating to the acquisition and sale of properties, as well as advice on regulatory issues.

Don’s experience includes acting for property developers such as Aria Property Group, Sunland Group and FKP in acquiring development sites, selling proposed lots, and establishing community title schemes. 

Don is Recommended in Doyles Guide to Leading Real Estate Lawyers - Queensland, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and has recently been named by the Australian Financial Review in Best Lawyers in Australia - 2018, for Real Property Law.  

Areas of Practice

  • Acting for the mortgagee seller of the Pacific Beach development site at Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise for the price of $81.8 million.
  • Acting for the mortgagee seller of the Waterside Office Park (West Tower), Bundall.
  • Acting for the buyer of the Central Brunswick Convenience Centre and Central Brunswick Town Square retail complex, Fortitude Valley.
  • Acting for St. George Bank and Capital Finance to complete property and sale contract due diligence investigations for project financing on major residential developments, including for Chevron Renaissance (Tower 2) in Surfers Paradise and Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane City.