Property Investment

JWS acts for the real estate industry’s key players, providing our clients with advice on their most innovative transactions and projects.  

We have comprehensive experience in the acquisition, development, financing and sale of commercial, industrial, residential and retail properties.

Our reputation is based on the range of transactions we have worked on, our commercial approach to facilitating those deals and our common sense, pragmatic approach to getting the deal done. We have a strong track record in advising on large-scale and innovative development projects.

We have a very different approach from firms who assemble platoons of lawyers for any project.  In fact, we avoid the ‘super tanker’ delivery model and its trappings - high leverage, high expense, slow delivery and often low client satisfaction levels.  This allows us to be nimble, client-focused and commercially agile.

Our real estate group operates on a state-by-state basis, providing legal services to many of Australia’s leading institutions, property owners, developers and tenants within each distinct state-based legislative environment.

We advise clients on:

  • tendering for and structuring property developments and acquisitions
  • acquisitions and disposals of assets in all property classes, including commercial, retail, industrial, residential and hotels
  • sale and leaseback transactions
  • mixed-use developments
  • joint venture, project management, property and asset management negotiations and documentation
  • leasing and lease negotiation
  • general real estate issues such as subdivisions, easements, enforcement of securities and financing.
  • David Colenso, Teresa Lusi and Carrie Follas were named as leading lawyers in Real Property Law. – Best Lawyers Australia, 2018