Real Estate

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Comprehensive and astute advice to support the successful delivery of city-shaping real estate projects

We offer our clients in the real estate sector an end-to-end service for the life of their projects or investments. Our lawyers and advisors from across the firm bring together their expertise in corporate and project structuring, real estate investment trusts (REITs), property finance, property disposals and acquisitions, leasing, taxation and commercial contracts to deliver exceptional project outcomes.


  • Residential, industrial, commercial and mixed-use real estate projects
  • Agribusiness transactions
  • Commercial, industrial and retail leasing
  • Retirement villages
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Community title developments
  • Manufactured home parks
  • Aged care developments

Industry participation

We are proud of our longstanding relationship with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Our team holds senior positions on various UDIA committees where they are involved with the preparation of policy papers for, and submissions on, key pieces of legislative reform and policy. HopgoodGanim is also a corporate member of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) and Caravan Parks Association of Queensland (CPAQ).


HopgoodGanim was proudly ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Property & Real Estate Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2022 and Western Australia, 2019-2020.

Exceptional outcomes

Carol is an Associate in our Planning and Development practice.  
Aria Property Group / For many years HopgoodGanim has worked with award-winning developer Aria Property Group on the acquisition, development, commercial leasing and sale of residential lots for their South East Queensland real estate projects including, Austin (139 apartments and retail, South Brisbane), Botanica (179 apartments and retail, South Brisbane), The Melbourne Residences (180 apartments and retail, South Brisbane), Oxley and Stirling (218 apartments, South Brisbane) and The Drapery (168 apartments and retail, Woolloongabba).
Manufactured Home Park Owners / We work very closely with a significant number of Queensland's manufactured home park owners to draft site agreement special terms and home sale agreements to be used in developing parks.  We also work with park owners to develop solutions as they encounter various operational issues and disputes in running manufactured home parks across the state. 
Kyko Group / Advised Kyko Group, a private Australian property investment and development group, on the sale of the Mon Komo Hotel in Redcliffe. 
International Corporate / We advised a large international corporate on the acquisition of six retail fuel sites across Queensland and northern New South Wales.  Our work included the drafting and negotiation of the business sale contract, legal due diligence with particular focus on leases and other property matters, and the review and negotiation of the lease assignment documentation. This complex matter was successfully completed by our combined Property and Corporate teams under the constraint of a relatively short timeframe.
Catalyst Health REIT / We advised the managers of the Catalyst Heath real estate investment trust on the formation of its REIT fund in the aged care sector. The initial project of the fund was a A$30 million greenfield funding arrangement with an aged care provider to develop a 140-bed facility, which will be leased to the provider under a long term lease agreement.  
Aura Australia / We worked with retirement village operator, Aura Australia, on the acquisition of a six significant retirement village sites across South East Queensland, including the significant Kingsford Terrace Retirement Village in Corinda, Brisbane from Prescare for A$24 million.

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