Peter Trevaskis Partner

Meet Peter

Peter is a real estate lawyer specialising in property development, asset and site acquisitions and sales, real estate co-investment, corporate accommodation and commercial and industrial leasing.

Peter beings a wealth of experience representing REITs, sovereign wealth and pension funds, fund managers, large national and multi-national companies and property developers.  Peter has represented Amazon.com, ISPT, Citigroup, Challenger, Built., AMP, Investa, QUBE Logistics, Coles Supermarkets, Australian Industry Group, YuHu and Daiwa House.

Peter is consistently recognised by his peers and clients as one of Australia’s top real estate lawyers in directories such as Best Lawyers, Chambers Asia Pacific and The Asia Pacific Legal 500. In Chambers 2019, Peter is described by his clients as "personable, practical and a deal-maker."

Experience

General

ASX Listed transport and logistics infrastructure group

Acted on the development of Australia’s largest ship/road/rail transport intermodal hub in Western Sydney (end value $2billion +) under development in concert with the Federal Government, including joint venture arrangements with surrounding private landowners for the acquisition, construction and operation of private rail infrastructure.

USA pension fund

Acted for a US based pension fund on its joint venture acquisition with Federation Centres of Mount Ommaney Centre Brisbane. Also acted on an alliance with Mirvac to establish an investment ‘alliance, and a fund through development agreement for delivery of Melbourne CBD asset.

Australian real estate fund of industry pension funds

Acquisition of part interests in substantial retail shopping centre assets Victoria and Queensland in a dual asset $220m + deal.

Multi-national tech conglomerate

Corporate office leasing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; acted on acquisition of first 2 fulfilment centres in Australia, freehold site acquisitions and development for data centre delivery.

Major Australian ASX50 listed financial services institution

Acted on site consolidation for one of Australia’s most highly valued retail shopping centres and community precinct, and subsequent planning approvals for expansion and redevelopment in Sydney, including negotiations with planning authorities. Delivery of significant community assets under long term leasehold structure as part of Voluntary Planning Agreement terms.

Australian REIT

Sale of 130 Pitt Street, Sydney for $229 million.

Built.

Acquisition of 183 - 185 Clarence Street, Sydney; acquisition of Sydney CBD properties (confidential) for future redevelopment.

Challenger

Relocation of its Sydney headquarters from 255 Pitt Street to the DEXUS / Cbus owned 5 Martin Place in the Sydney CBD.

Tokyo-listed conglomerate

Advised the consortium on its investment into a joint venture for a A$250 million development of a new urban mixed-use precinct in inner western Sydney, comprising 300 residential apartments, 4,000m² of commercial office space and 2,500m² of retail space. Also acted on JV acquisition of mixed-use development site at Drummoyne. Acted on 1,500 lot Project Delivery Agreement with initial investment of $300 million in outer residential growth corridor. Acting on 2 new development site acquisitions in Sydney.

Coles Group

Acting for Coles Group for 20 years in relation to supermarket development and leasing, site acquisition and development throughout NSW, including the development of mixed-use sites in joint venture with other parties.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in Real Property Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2019
Listed as a leading lawyers in Property & Real Estate NSW
Doyle's Guide, 2018
Ranked as a Band 2 Real Estate lawyer.
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015 - 2018
Recognised as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate.
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2011 - 2018
Peter is recognised as "personable, practical and a deal-maker".
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management – leadership
  • Admitted to practice in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia

Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Property Council of Australia