Mark Borrello specialises in all areas of real estate and land development law. He has an in-depth knowledge of the land subdivision process, from the initial acquisition of greenfield sites and obtaining of development approvals, through to title creation and settlements.

Mark also advises land and property developers and owners, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations in relation to the structuring of property projects and the drafting of necessary agreements. He advises clients on the advantages and disadvantages of different structures and the analysis of risks associated with each.

He has acted for developers in a number of landmark strata titled projects and has an in-depth knowledge of the issues relevant to mixed-use strata title developments.

With vast transactional experience, Mark routinely advises clients on pre-acquisition or disposal due diligence issues, contract sale preparation and advice and commercial and retail leasing matters.

Mark sat on the Board of well-known WA charity Parkerville Children and Youth Care for 6+ years until December 2019 and is a Senior advisory Board member with Keneric Healthcare, a USA-based medical devices and bio-technology corporation, majority owned by a Western Australian private equity group.

Mark is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and also a member of the Property Council of Australia’s WA Retail Committee. He has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2021-2023) in the area of Leasing Law. Mark has also been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading (2017) and recommended lawyer (2018 – 2022) in Health and Aged Care and a leading (2014 – 2016) and recommended lawyer (2017 – 2022) in Property & Real Estate in Western Australia. Mark also won a prestigious WA Business News 40under40 award in 2014.

Mark Borrello’s relevant experience includes:

  • Acted for Okeland Communities on its $75 million acquisition of its 252 hectare, 3500+ lot master-planned community site in Bullsbrook, Western Australia.
  • Acted for Mineral Resources Limited on its successful application for development approval from the Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of a high quality transient workers accommodation resort.
  • Acted for Mirvac across its entire master-planned community division in Western Australia, including its Iluma Estate. Maddox Estate and Burswood.
  • Acted for Minderoo on its two significant and high-value mixed-use strata development projects in Karratha and Port Hedland (the ‘Baynton’ and ‘Pretty Pool’).
  • Acted for AGEM Property Group on its Hillary’s Plaza and Iluka Plaza development projects.