Jerome Martin

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Jerome is not only technically brilliant, he also has excellent communication skills in that he can explain property law in a way that is understandable to those unfamiliar with it.

– Client Quote.


Jerome is a real estate specialist with experience across all major asset classes, including commercial, industrial, retail, logistics, health, hospitality and infrastructure assets. He regularly acts on some of Australia’s largest real estate transactions. His particular expertise is in large-scale property acquisitions and disposals, property joint ventures, portfolio transactions, property development, forward fund or fund through transactions, complex leasing and property advisory work.

He supports his clients with his strong command of real estate law, which is coupled with his deep understanding of the drivers underpinning commercial real estate transactions. Jerome's clients describe him as an "exceptional technician" who is "strong at negotiating and, in particular, looking for and selling win-win solutions to get outcomes agreed".

Notable Work
  • Blackstone: acted on the $3.8 billion sale to ESR and GIC of the "Milestone" industrial logistics platform. The landmark transaction involved a portfolio of 45 high quality industrial and logistics assets with a total land area of 3.6 million square metres.
  • Blackstone: acted on the $2.1 billion acquisition from GIC of a 49% stake in the Dexus Australian Logistics Trust, a joint venture with Dexus that owns a portfolio of 77 high quality logistics assets, primarily situated in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Confidential client: acted on the $643 million sale of a 50% interest in the landmark, Rialto Towers, Melbourne.
  • M&G Real Estate and C&C: acted on the $300 million acquisition from Investa of a 25% interest in 400 George Street, Sydney.
  • AMP Capital: acted on the $231 million sale to LaSalle of 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.
  • Fortius Funds Management and SC Capital Partners Group: acted in relation to the $174 million acquisition of Central Park Retail Shopping Centre, NSW.
  • Generation Healthcare: acted in relation to development arrangements with St. John of God Health Care for the $120m development of Stage 2 of the Casey Private Hospital.
  • Cadence Property Group: acted in relation to a series of complex "fund through" transactions with A-REITs (including Centuria and GPT) in NSW and VIC, having (at the time of commencement of work) a combined estimated end value in excess of $320 million.
  • Pacific National: acted in relation to its various projects, including the development of its new intermodal rail terminal and warehousing precinct at Little River, Victoria.
  • Monash University: acted in relation to Monash University's student accommodation facilities and office leasing in Victoria, including the negotiation of complex lease documentation of 8,052 square metres of office space at 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne for use as a health science and research facility.
  • BP Australia: acted in relation to the expansion and development of BP's retail network, including in respect of agreements for lease, leases, development deeds and sale and purchase agreements for BP service station sites in Victoria and NSW.
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