John is a Partner in Gadens Brisbane’s Property and Commercial Services Group. Having developed key legal expertise in property and commercial transactions acting for major Australian property industry clients over the past decade, John specialises in shopping centre development and retail leasing. He acts for some of Australia’s largest retail shopping centre landlords.
John’s practice includes shopping centre acquisitions and disposals in Queensland; all lease dealings (including disputes) with major, mini-major and specialty shop tenants for shopping centres in Queensland and New South Wales; and a specialisation in shopping centre developments.
John and his team have advised on the $670 million redevelopment of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the $150 million redevelopment of Orion, Springfield Central, the $550 million redevelopment of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and the $440 million redevelopment of Macquarie Centre.
Recognised as an industry expert, John has chaired and presented at numerous conferences and often consults on regulatory and industry issues. John is a member of the Property Council of Australia Queensland Retail Committee and is advising the Shopping Centre Council of Australia on the current review of the Queensland Retail Shop Leases Act.