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Real Estate & Construction

Decades of experience in real estate and construction

Real estate and construction law is part of our DNA being one of the oldest practices in our firm’s history  Having assisted global investors, developers, sponsors, fund managers, banks and financial institutions for decades, our legal and regulatory advice is interwoven with industry insights and the commercial realities facing our real estate and constructions sector clients. 

For our clients, this means receiving strategic legal advice that helps reduce their risk, save time and money and generally make their lives easier on projects and transactions around the world.

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Our experience includes advising:

  • The Crown Estate on its £1.8 billion Regent Street property partnership with Norges Bank Investment Management and continuing £1 billion regeneration programme.  The portfolio includes leading retail brands such as Apple, Burberry and Hugo Boss
  • Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited throughout the acquisition, financing, development and sale of its spectacular One Hyde Park apartment building in Knightsbridge, London
  • Yue Xiu Real Estate Investment Trust in its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – the first PRC property-based REIT listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Capital Land China on the listing of Capital Retail China Trust on the Singapore Stock Exchange, the first PRC REIT listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial on the co-investment in the development of two premium grade, world class energy-efficient waterfront office towers at the AUD 6 billion Barangaroo Development on Sydney’s western harbor – the largest urban renewal project in Australia’s history
  • Invesco - acquisition of Centennial Plaza in Sydney on behalf of an Asian sovereign investor
  • The winning consortium comprising China Merchants and Australia’s Hastings Fund Management on their AUD 1.75 billion successful bid for the long-term lease of the Port of Newcastle, the largest coal export port in the world.
"King & Wood Mallesons’ Real Estate team’s understanding of our business is the best I have experienced. They know what matters to us and how to deliver that."

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