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), and 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 was proudly ranked as a Leading  Property & Real Estate Law  Firm by Doyle's Guide in 2018 (Queensland) and 2019 (Queensland and Western Australia).

Exceptional outcomes

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). 
Gurner / We advised this prominent residential developer on their iconic Brisbane FV development comprising three towers, Flatiron, Valley House and FV No. 1 (950 apartments over two stages).
Cbus Property / We advised Cbus Property on the development of a 47 storey high rise mixed use project at 443 Queen Street in Brisbane, adjoining the State and local heritage listed Customs House. The advice involved reviewing all aspects of the development application and representing Cbus in proceedings commenced in the Planning and Environment Court seeking to set aside the project's approval. The proceedings were dismissed with costs awarded to our client.
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$24m.
Retirement village M&A / We advised one of Australia’s largest retirement village operators on the acquisition of 14 retirement villages across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, valued in excess of $330 million including the Glen Group in New South Wales and the Manor Group in Queensland.   We've also assisted in relation to restructuring a number of villages where shares were originally held by residents, advising on most effective way to streamline and simplify the ownership structure of those villages. 
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$30M 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.  
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. 

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