“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Investing in property is indeed, safe – but it’s also not for the faint of heart. There are countless stakeholders to consider and ever-changing laws, licences and tax implications to consider. It’s also a sector with a notoriously large number of disputes.


Is it really ‘as safe as houses’?

Yes and no. Property is a great investment – but only if you get it right.

From our experience, the best property operators and landlords have three traits in common.

Firstly, they have an eye for spotting a great, up and coming location and finding a good deal. Secondly, they have an appetite for risk but an appreciation for playing the ‘long-game’. And finally, they understand the value that a team of trusted advisors can bring in getting a desired return on investment. They want strategic advice from a unique perspective, someone to negotiate doggedly on their behalf, ensure they meet their regulatory and licensing obligations to stay out of trouble, minimise their tax expense and reduce risks and the chance of disputes.

We’ve got the expertise and the network to help you with the third part. We can assist you with property financing, leasing, transactions (acquisitions and disposals), disputes, building and construction matters and your property development portfolio strategy.

Have you got the first two traits? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Whilst we’re experienced in all areas of residential, commercial and industrial property – we have specialisations helping aged care providers, retirement villages, hotels and other hospitality providers, franchisors and the retail industry, and superannuation funds.

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In Property Services

Building & Construction

There are three certainties in this world. Death, taxes and construction work not going to plan. Our team helps you minimise deviations from the plan and support you when things stray.

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Between our focus on helping franchisors and advising the specialist residential and hospitality industries, we’ve had every possible leasing issue come across our desks.

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Property Development

As our population rapidly grows – our cities and regional centres need to expand with them. Metropolitan areas are becoming more dispersed and for most capital cities, inner-city development only has one way to go… up!

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Property Finance

Lenders and borrowers obviously have different needs. We work with both – and as a result, you’ll have an advisor who understands the requirements of each party.

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Property Transactions

With every large transaction – there is a ‘range’ in which both parties can negotiate within. The trick is in finding that range and seeing how far you can stretch it.

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