Real Estate Funds

Real Estate Funds - Australia

Commercial legal advice

Whether you are building, managing or diversifying, we offer you commercial, financial and specialist legal insights and advice at fund formation and all stages in the lifecycle of a real estate asset. You will benefit from commercial legal thinking that will help you devise practical solutions, move quickly and do business more easily.

Sponsors, listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and local and foreign investors and developers all benefit from our ability to offer a ‘single-desk’ service and co-ordinated document management.

As a full-service international law firm headquartered in Asia, our whole-of-lifecycle knowledge means we can give you unrivalled commercial capability in:

  • Funds establishment
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Real estate and infrastructure
  • Financing
  • Tax
  • Investment
  • Regulatory.

Our experience in real estate funds includes advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on investment in the landmark AUD 6 billion Barangaroo South Commercial Precinct development project in Sydney.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

A number of tax concessions are available for Australian investment vehicles that qualify as managed investment trusts (MITs) for tax purposes. These were designed to encourage investment into...

15 September 2017

While debt from Australian banks remains the primary source of finance, investors are increasingly diversifying their capital base by incorporating mezzanine finance and debt from foreign banks.

06 July 2017

Most trusts investing in real estate are “managed investment schemes” (MIS) under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Find out more about the registration, regulation and changes to schemes.

26 March 2017

New Bill proposes non-final foreign resident withholding tax on transactions involving ‘taxable Australian property’.

04 December 2015