Mark 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 and contract sale preparation and advice.
Mark currently sits on the Board of well-known WA charity Parkerville Children and Youth Care 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). He has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Lawyer in Western Australia in Property & Real Estate (2014-2019) and Health & Aged Care (2017-2019) and is a member of the Property Council of Australia’s WA Retail Committee. Mark also won a prestigious WA Business News 40under40 award in 2014.
Relevant experience includes:
- Acted for Okeland Communities on its acquisition of its 252 hectare, 3500+ lot master-planned community site in Bullsbrook, Western Australia.
- 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 the Nicoletti Group in the sale of its WA farm-aggregation to CK Life Sciences, one of the largest in Western Australian history in value and size.
- Acted for the Prime Group on its acquisition and development of the Tuart Ridge Shopping Centre precinct and adjoining high-density residential development.