Develop a real estate project

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End to end legal advice for real estate projects

We support clients in the development of their real estate projects by assembling the right team of legal advisors to work collaboratively with other professional advisors appointed to the project, such as project managers, town planners and surveyors.  Our real estate sector team are well connected in the development industry and our people have advised on many significant and high profile real estate developments across Queensland and Western Australia.  Our team includes sub-sector experts in the areas of manufactured homes, retirement living, sustainable development, student accommodation, hospitality, high-rise residential, industrial, retail and marinas. 

For clients wishing to develop real estate projects, we bring together a well managed and skilled team of legal advisors from the disciplines of:

  • Finance - to negotiate and document your property finance requirements
  • Corporate  - to negotiate and finalise any joint venture arrangements or the establishment of appropriate corporate entities who will be involved in the project
  • Planning - to help navigate all levels of planning regulation from Commonwealth to local government
  • Construction - to negotiate and document critical contractor agreements associated with the project
  • Property - to conduct a thorough due diligence process, assist with the initial acquisition of the development site and to manage lot sales, body corporate establishment and leasing matters
  • Environment  - to provide advice on environmental approvals, compliance, enforcement and impact assessments
  • Tax - to provide advice on tax obligations when developing real estate

Exceptional outcomes

151 Property / We advised 151 Property (formerly Valad Property Group) in relation to an application to develop land in the heart of Brisbane's CBD at the intersection of the Queen Street Mall and George Street for a landmark mixed use development to be known as No 1 Brisbane.  Our advice provided 151 Property with a successful strategy to secure a development approval in the face of town planning and heritage issues.
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.

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