Real Estate

As a key player in many of Australia's most significant and complex property projects, the multidisciplinary Real Estate team boasts some of the country's foremost experts in all areas of property law.

Our team advises clients in Australia and overseas including foreign institutional investors, property fund managers, government authorities, real estate investment trusts, developers and other stakeholders on some of the largest and complex projects in Australia.


  • Chambers Asia Pacific: Band One -  "Highly regarded and sought after by corporations and government bodies. Extensive experience handling complex property transactions and developments for major developers, funds and Asian inbound investors. Retains and extensive practice in retail, commercial and residential developments as well as large-scale urban renewal projects." (2019)
  • Chambers Global: "This team offers a full real estate service, and is noted for its extensive experience in acting for the public sector and for forging long-standing relationships with clients." (2013)
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Clayton Utz has the depth to handle large, complex transactions within compressed time frames and is noted for its exceptional service level’ and ‘breadth of knowledge. Areas of expertise include urban renewals, large-scale developments and affordable and social housing and it regularly attracts inbound work for Asian investors. The 'skilled and unflappable' Julie Levis is advising the Barangaroo Delivery Authority on the A$10bn Barangaroo project, an office, retail, resorts and residential apartments redevelopment. The team acts for a number of education sector clients and practice head Nikki Robinson is assisting Western Sydney University with the redevelopment of its Westmead campus. Newly promoted partner Alison Kennedy is the ‘go-to lawyer for complex commercial real estate transactionsAndrew Norman is another name to note. Andrew Steele joined from Norton Rose Fulbright (2019)
  •  Best Lawyers Australia: 
    - Law Firm of the Year - Real Property Law (2018)
    - Our national team's Partners and Directors are recognised as Australia's Best Lawyers in Real Property Law (2016-2020)
  • Asialaw Profiles: Outstanding Law Firm - Real Estate (2017-2018)  
  • Doyle's Guide: Leading and recommended in all offices (2016-2018)
  • Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards: Property Team of the Year (2015 and 2017)

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