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Gadens’ national property practice comprises lawyers dedicated to resolving the often complex challenges that surround property related projects.
Our team offers in-depth industry insight and knowledge of market trends.  With thorough technical skills and a focus on reducing risk for our clients, our advice balances their commercial, financial and legal interests.
A team to turn to
Across Australia, institutions, developers, financiers, contractors, property managers, engineers and other industry consultants, government authorities and statutory corporations turn to our team for support through the maze of property laws and regulations.
Comprehensive service for property clients
We provide a full service solution to clients in the property sector.  Our areas of practice include:
  • Acquisitions and disposals.
  • Property development.
  • Property finance.
  • Retail commercial and industrial leasing.
  • Planning and environment.
  • Transport oriented development.
  • Strata and community title.
  • Retirement villages.
  • Dispute resolution and litigation.
Property industry commitment
As many larger law firms move away from offering property law advice, Gadens’ commitment to the industry remains resolute.  We are active members of industry associations, such as the Property Council of Australia, the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Bulky Goods Association. 
Experience
Acquisitions and sales projects:
  • AMP Retail – acting in the sales of Coles Myer Group and Myer transaction including advising on issues of consent, development, leasing and taxation as well as the acquisition of Ocean Keys and Casey Central Shopping Centres. Ericsson Australia – sale of the Broadmeadows factory site including environmental issues.
 
  • Folkestone – former Victorian Deaf Society Headquarters, East Melbourne – acquisition, planning, heritage applications and residential development of the landmark site in East Melbourne.
 
  • ISPT – acquisition of the Holden site in Salmon Street, Port Melbourne and The Strand Shopping Centre in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne and the Central West Business Park and Shopping Centre.
 
  • Orchard Funds Management – purchase, leasing and / or sale of commercial office buildings and retail properties in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia including recently 350 Collins Street, Melbourne, 54-56 Raglan Street, Preston and 228 and 234 Normanby Road, South Melbourne.
 
  • Stamoulis Property Group – acquisition of Vogue development site in South Yarra including providing planning, structuring and leasing advice
Acquisitions and sales projects:
  • Australian Unity – providing general leasing and property advice across the commercial, retail and industrial portfolio Australia wide for numerous property syndicates.
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  • Westpac Banking Corporation – commercial leasing for part of its Victorian Portfolio.
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  • Goodman International – industrial leasing for part of its Victorian portfolio including Regal Business Park, Amaroo Business Park and Ferntree Industrial Park; Healthscope Limited – leasing matters Australia wide, including for its subsidiary Gribbles Pathology.
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  • Kathmandu – national leasing requirements for this major retailer; Shopping Centres – all aspects of management, leasing and development issues for over 150 Shopping centres including for AMP, Centro, Stockland, ISPT, Aspen Group and Australian Unity as well as acting in respect of all retail leasing litigation and debt recovery.
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  • Stamoulis Property Group – commercial leases at 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, 555 Collins Street, Melbourne and 277 William Street, Melbourne and other properties.
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