Commercial Property


Commercial real estate is a substantial asset
and a potential source of value and risk within
an organisation's portfolio.

Whether you're acquiring, selling, or developing a property asset, the approach for handling legal issues must be strategic, comprehensive, and timely in order to mitigate risk, effectively manage stakeholders, and align with an organisation's commercial objectives.

With a deep understanding of the complexities involved in commercial property transactions, we deliver strategic solutions that mitigate risks, maximize opportunities, and ensure our clients’ interests are protected every step.

Advising on property matters for more than 30 years – including for developers, owners, investors, project managers, government authorities, and statutory bodies – our team combines technical expertise with practical experience to provide commercial solutions.

Led by Partner Bronwyn Clarkson, our team is passionate about property and is genuinely interested in your operations and objectives. Through this, we identify paths and solutions that will help you achieve your goals – whether that is obtaining land access for a development, drafting your development agreement, or extending the lease of your premises.

Our experience, client-centric service delivery, and high-performance mindset, help us achieve results for our clients that rival the largest firms in Australia.

We enjoy working on projects and developments that are interesting and have an impact on the Australian landscape and have supported master planned developments, residential and industrial land subdivisions, mixed use developments and community titles schemes.

We have advised on commercial, industrial, rural, residential and retail properties, including high value and significant sites with a range of complex issues.

An established and experienced team, Partner, Bronwyn Clarkson, is recognised in The Best Lawyer’s Australia editions in the categories of Natural Resources Law and Real Property Law and is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyer – Queensland (2021).

We advise on:

  • Acquisitions and disposals (including commercial, residential and crown leasehold properties)
  • Compulsory resumptions
  • Contracts and commercial agreements (including statutory compliance and advice on body corporate and community management matters)
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Easements and access rights
  • Leasing (including commercial, industrial and retail)
  • Project structuring (including development agreements and other joint venture arrangements)
  • Property development (including master planned developments, land subdivisions and community titles schemes)

The team

Bronwyn Clarkson


Hannah Riggs


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