Apartments and office buildings

Property & Development

Russell Kennedy provides specialist legal advice to major institutional clients, property developers, landowners and government and statutory authorities throughout the property lifecycle – from site acquisition to planning, construction and operations.

Our Property and Development team has extensive experience across all aspects of property and development law including major projects, joint ventures, project management, commercial leasing, planning, environment, heritage and local government issues and compulsory land acquisitions. We’ve advised on urban, suburban and rural property transactions. 

At Russell Kennedy, we have an in-depth understanding of how the growth in Australia’s population and changing demographics are impacting the property and development sector.

Many of the transactions we advise on require broad stakeholder involvement; we support our clients with strategic advice regarding social, environmental and economic considerations.

Experts in property law, we assist public and private clients with the requirements of property acquisitions and disposals, act for landlords and tenants across all aspects of leasing and licensing, and provide tailored advice regarding property disputes. 

Within our team, 5 of our lawyers are Accredited Specialists in the areas of property, environment, local government and planning, administrative and business law, thirteen of our team have been recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers list.

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