David has extensive experience advising Australian and international corporations, listed and unlisted property trusts, statutory authorities and financiers in acquisitions and disposals, lease transactions, joint venture and co-ownership, particularly in relation to all forms of real estate.
He brings an in-depth understanding of the imperatives facing each of the parties in real estate transactions derived from 'hands on' experience acting for developers, purchasers, vendors, landlords, tenants and financiers. Applying a commercial and solution-driven approach, David delivers successful outcomes across all real estate development sectors. His work has led to him being recognised by legal directories and publications including Legal 500 and Best Lawyers as a recommended lawyer in real estate.
Assisting award-winning developer Riverlee with various landmark projects in the residential, hotel and commercial property development sectors, most recently its world-class Seafarers 1 Hotels & Homes TM development, on the north bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne.
Acting for 3L Alliance on its Queens Place development in Queen Street, Melbourne, an irreplaceable 78-level twin tower residential and mixed-use development, designed by Cox Architecture, Fender Katsalidis Architects and Hecker Guthrie, which is currently under construction and will become a prominent feature on Melbourne’s CBD skyline.
Advising leading developer Growland with property and development transactions and projects across Victoria, including its 6-tower Victoria Square residential and mixed-use project in Footscray and Marigold master planned community in Tarneit, amongst others.
Assisting one of Melbourne’s premier property developers, Vicland on a landmark mixed-use commercial and placemaking project in Toorak Road, South Yarra, under a complex and novel development agreement structure.
Acting for Coles and Coles Express, and various developers and landlords including Parklea, CPM and others, in the development, leasing and redevelopment of retail, shopping centre and service station projects throughout Australia.
Duty on default interest - Recent Supreme Court decision and potential implications for developers
This decision could have significant implications for the assessment of duty on property transfers.
Section 9AC of the Sale of Land Act – Lessons for developers from a new case
Restrictions resulting from COVID-19 and absent foreign buyers, has caused banks to impose limits.