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David is a real estate lawyer specialising in property investment and development, major projects and joint ventures.
David has a reputation for facilitating transactions, combining experience with intuition. He brings a refreshing commercial perspective to property deals and understands the importance of timing. David has a strong appreciation of the need for lawyers to be nimble and astute and, as a result, he focuses on “getting the deal done”.
David’s legal skills embrace acquisitions and sales, development projects, comprehensive due diligence, joint ventures, leasing and project work. His commercial skills include negotiation, facilitation and execution, structuring transactions, project management and astute risk identification.
David has represented clients in many large, complex and innovative property transactions. He has been rated by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of Australia’s leading real estate lawyers.
Advising the developer in its option to purchase 340 hectares adjoining Beaudesert township for the development of a master planned residential community with a 20 year development horizon. Advice on project structuring, GST, acquisition and development to create a new residential township within the Scenic Rim for 3,000 – 4,000 residents.
Advising in relation to the $1.2 billion Casuarina Beach Township development in northern NSW, including advising the developer on all planning issues, development applications and approvals, acquisition of land, financing, subdivision, sale of lots and development of the resort.
Acting in relation to a proposed $300m, ultra high-end residential project on the Seahaven Resort site in Hastings Street, Noosa.
Advice to the owners of the parent development parcels on titling issues, infrastructure agreements with Gold Coast City Council, construction and development, creating master sales agreements and strategy.
Acquisition of residential development sites at Milton, Toowong, South Brisbane, Newstead and Dutton Park including project structuring, strategy and project delivery.
Representing Adelaide Brighton Ltd in its Queensland real estate work – sales, acquisition and operational advice.
Advising the developers on the structured sale of the estate and future development rights.
Advising on its corporate real estate portfolio including acquisition of future quarry sites, sales of quarries, environmental and statutory compliance, development and project advice.
Advising on its real estate requirements for its industrial facilities in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
Representing the APLNG joint venture in real estate and tenure issues for its high pressure gas network in Queensland.
Representing one of Australia’s largest specialist industrial developers in the land acquisition, development agreement and construction contract for the $75 million, six hectare parts and distribution facility for Caterpillar to service Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia and throughout the Pacific for Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Noumea. The 20 hectare site comprised 60,000m2 of warehouse, 2,200m2 of office space and 23,000m2 of hardstand.
Advising in the sale and acquisition of CBD buildings in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.
Advice to hotel purchaser and operator of 48 room hotel in an off the plan structured acquisition from the developer.
Representing the purchaser in the $200 million acquisition of the Sheraton Mirage resorts at the Gold Coast and Port Douglas.
Representing in its due diligence and acquisition of Waterfront Place and Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane (value $310 million).
Site acquisition, project structuring, leasing, construction and development of 7,000 m2 commercial office tower in Mackay and 10,000 m2 office tower in Townsville both pre-leased to Queensland State Government.
Advising on leases, car park management agreements and commercial agreements.
Undertaking the property, tenure and titling components of the due diligence for a bidder in the acquisition of this asset from the Queensland State Government.
Undertaking the property, tenure and titling components of the due diligence for the successful bidder in the acquisition of this asset.
Preparation of due diligence reports for property, resources and infrastructure acquisition and projects.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Construction/Infrastructure Law and Litigation
Updated article: originally published as review of the regulatory and tax landscape for foreign investors.
There has been a raft of reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework over the last 12 months. The Commonwealth Government has introduced legislation which is intended to bolster the...
If negotiations fail in a deal or formal documents aren’t signed, can there still be a binding enforceable agreement between the parties inferred by an exchange of emails? Today, where negotiations...