Real Estate

We provide advice that is innovative and unconstrained by the past, with each project given a fresh and unique perspective aimed at reducing risk while delivering solutions.

Advising clients on commercial property transactions is not simply about the law of property – it is much more than that. The Addisons team delivers seamless and integrated advice across all disciplines that impact upon a commercial property project including Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) requirements, stamp duty, finance, corporate advice and the property aspect itself. Overall, our advice is aimed at bringing the project to a successful conclusion as defined by our client.

Our team comprises practitioners whose understanding and expertise encompasses all aspects of the commercial property process, from development, structuring and finance, construction, acquisition, leasing and management to disposal. We do much more than just document transactions – we work with our clients to assist them in achieving the successful completion of complex projects.

We recognise the value that an integrated team of dedicated professionals can bring – we work closely with other advisers and regulators to ensure the success of each project.


  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • FIRB requirements
  • GST and stamp duty
  • Liquor and gaming licensing
  • Off-the-plan sales
  • Option agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of contract terms
  • Project delivery agreements, joint ventures and development agreements
  • Property finance
  • Property sales and purchases
  • Resort development and management
  • Strata and community title developments


David Blackburn


Penny Murray


Helen Macfarlane


Pauline Adraskelas

Special Counsel

Natalie Rodwell

Special Counsel

Jonathan Du

Senior Associate

Portia Malinowski

Senior Associate