Real Estate

Real Estate

Fast, complex, cross-border real estate transactions? A done deal.

Today, the global real estate market is moving faster than ever. With money flowing in and out of more and more locations you need a law firm that understands your mindset and helps you makes sense of local laws in the context of your own experiences.

Our clients tell us that they most value the way we combine legal advice with a pragmatic approach that will save you time and money, reduce risk and make your life easier.

Today’s real estate market is characterised by innovative funding, flowing capital from equity markets, sector consolidation and the rapid rise of ‘superannuation money’. Whether you’re channelling capital, managing funds, buying and selling or undertaking urban renewal – we can support you across the real estate asset life-cycle.

We offer advice on the full range of real estate and property law services. Working with our international real estate practice, you can:

  • Use a single, full-service team that offers first-class service across property types, industries and jurisdictions
  • Support your business ambitions through connections to investment opportunities, potential partners and regulators across the globe
  • Handle Chinese investments smoothly, taking advantage of our integrated global approach and our unrivalled experience in China inbound and outbound investments.

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Our recent experience in real estate law includes advising:

  • ING Real Estate Investment Management (China) Limited: in the first grade development of the Pacific Palace project in Beijing.
  • Beijing Urban Construction Investment & Development Co. Ltd.: in first grade developments for a number of real estate projects in Beijing.
  • Overseas investment in Sydney office property: advising Bright Ruby Resources on its acquisition of an office building at 231 Elizabeth Street.
  • Future Fund Board of Guardians cornerstone investment in Lend Lease Retail Partners: acting for the Future Fund in the restructuring of a special purpose trust which was 100% held by the Future Fund. The trust was converted to a new Lend Lease managed fund that is open to other investors, and will be used to acquire further shopping centre assets.
  • The Crown Estate on its £1.8 billion Regent Street property partnership with Norges Bank Investment Management, and on its continuing £1 billion regeneration programme in Regent Street
  • Art-Invest Real Estate on the acquisition of the "Kö-Bogen" in a share deal for special funds. The Kö-Bogen is a 40,000 sqm retail and office project on the "Königsallee" (Düsseldorf), one of the major luxury shopping boulevards in Europe.
"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."

Chambers

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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