Carrie Rogers' principal areas of practice are property development and structuring, integrated anchor leasing arrangements, commercial and industrial leasing together with acquisitions, disposals and leasebacks.

She has worked on a number of high-profile property matters involving complex structuring, multi-party agreements and unusual title matters.

Carrie demonstrates a good depth of legal knowledge and is dedicated to ensuring that clients' objectives are met. With her broad property law skill base, and a particular interest in development, Carrie acts for many high-profile private sector and government clients who value her approach of working alongside them to deliver practical and commercial solutions. 

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AMP: acted for AMP on a complex deal with the Westfield Group involving the acquisition and disposal of interests held in some of Australia's biggest shopping centres. The deal value was over $1 billion.  Carrie was involved extensively in this matter and assisted in the management of the real estate aspects of the transaction.

AMP: acted for AMP regarding the project delivery deed between AMP and Mirvac dealing with the redevelopment of the Amatil building located at 71 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay. Carrie continued to act for AMP in regard to ancillary matters concerning 71 Macquarie Street and its subsequent sale.

ASF: acting for and advising ASF on various aspects of the proposed Gold Coast Integrated Resort Project. The Project includes a casino, hotels, apartments, retail and entertainment precincts. We have advised on all facets of the Project including property, structuring and associated issues which extend to finance aspects of the proposed Project, ASF's dealings with the Queensland Government including the development, planning and gaming bodies as well as the proposed casino operators.

Brookfield: acted for Brookfield in relation to its Brookfield Place project in Perth. This included an agreement for lease and lease for BHP Billiton's head office, the design and construct contract, a multitude of historical documents which needed to be addressed, entry into various adjoining owners' agreements, financier side deeds, ground anchor licences, etc. Carrie worked extensively on all aspects of Tower 1 with various members of the Brookfield team both in Sydney and in Perth.  Carrie continues to be involved in Tower 1 and Brookfield Place as and when required.

Woolworths (Hoxton Park DCs):  acted for Woolworths on the construction and leasing of two of its major purpose built distribution centres.  The negotiations and documentation of this matter were conducted within very strict and tight time frames.  Carrie continued to work with Woolworths throughout Mirvac's construction of the buildings as matters arose under the agreements for lease and was involved, following practical completion, in the finalisation of the leases and related documents.

CPMPT / Crown:  acted for CPMPT and the Crown in relation to the EQ.  The transaction involved the sale by Colonial to a newly formed consortium.  The EQ is one of the largest mixed use commercial and retail precincts in Sydney.  The ownership/leasehold structure sets this asset apart from similar assets in NSW together with the ongoing involvement of Government.

Department of Finance (DoF):  acting for DoF for many years now in relation to the Department's NSW offices for Commonwealth Ministers in their Federal electorate.  Many of the leases involve incentives and/or unusual indemnity and insurance provisions.

Far East Organization: acting for this Singaporean client in relation to the mixed-use leasing (including commercial and retail) of various buildings in the Sydney CBD.

Macquarie Bank: acted on the Bank's acquisition of the heritage building at 48 Martin Place, Sydney, and leaseback of part to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  This transaction was negotiated and completed within a very short time period.  Carrie continues to act for Macquarie in regard to ancillary matters arising from this transaction.

Mirvac: acting on the development of 200 George Street. This encompassed the construction agreement for lease to EY for its new Australian premises and the other incoming tenants for the site, including for the developer as part of the new Mirvac headquarter deal. Carrie has most recently been acting for Mirvac on this project in respect of dealings with Council and Ausgrid, as well as assisting with the development management aspects of the site and practical completion. Carrie also acted on the development of 8 Chifley Square and the agreement for lease and lease to Corrs and various other tenants.

nbn co: Carrie has recently started acting for nbn co in regard to space occupied by nbn co throughout Australia for various different business units of nbn co.  Many of the documents contain specific provisions to address nbn co's particular needs and requirements.

Royal Rehab:  acted for Royal Rehab during the negotiation, documentation and implementation of the subdivision and development arrangements of its Putney site.  Some of the more complicated issues included relocation and timing provisions to deal with the rehabilitation care facility located on-site and future dedication of green space and associated works.

Confidential matter: Carrie worked with a national diversified property group in regard to its competitive bids for two sites at Edmondson Park. Carrie worked with the legal team and business units in regard to structuring, working through the different timing issues in respect of approvals and the triggering of conditions under ancillary documents, as well as advising on the transaction documents put forward by UrbanGrowth NSW.

Woolworths: acted for Woolworths on the sale, construction and leaseback of its major distribution centre in Tasmania. This structure involved complex construction, finance, tax and property issues.

Woolworths (Metro Chatswood):  acted for Woolworths in regard to securing its supermarket space at the Metro Chatswood which is part of the Chatswood Transport Interchange.  Some of the more complicated issues included complex titling and easement arrangements as well as dealing with the various interested project parties. 

Rose Bay and Point Piper Marinas:  acted for the developer in regard to the redevelopment of the Rose Bay and Point Piper Marinas and securing long term rights for the future use of the marinas.  This involved negotiations with RMS (previously known as Maritime Authority of NSW), the financier and existing interest holders. 

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nbn co: Carrie has recently started acting for nbn co in regard to space occupied by nbn co throughout Australia for various different business units of nbn co.  Many of the documents contain specific provisions to address nbn co's particular needs and requirements.

CPMPT / Crown:  acted for CPMPT and the Crown in relation to the EQ.  The transaction involved the sale by Colonial to a newly formed consortium.  The EQ is one of the largest mixed use commercial and retail precincts in Sydney.  The ownership/leasehold structure sets this asset apart from similar assets in NSW, together with the ongoing involvement of Government.

Department of Finance (DoF):  acting for DoF for many years now in relation to the Department's NSW offices for Commonwealth Ministers in their Federal electorate.  Many of the leases involve incentives and/or unusual indemnity and insurance provisions.e

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