Areas of Expertise

Acquisitions and disposals; Corporate Real Estate; Leasing – commercial, industrial and retail; Property development, financing and management; Due diligence

Justin is a specialist real estate lawyer who advises on the full spectrum of property law to a diverse range of international and national corporate clients, public sector and infrastructure clients. He focuses on providing commercial and pragmatic advice, problem solving and negotiation to facilitate successful transactions and outcomes for his clients, whilst ensuring their strategic and legal interests are protected.

His experience and expertise in real estate for in excess of 20 years includes significant property acquisitions and disposals, property development (including strata and mixed use), property management, major tenant and stream leasing, portfolio management, easements, due diligence, joint ventures, infrastructure contracts, heritage management (including Aboriginal heritage), tenders and probity, licences, client precedent suites and memoranda of understanding.

He advises corporate clients and public sector clients across a range of industry sectors. This includes major retailers, petrol companies, hardware chains, fitness centre chains, national and international companies, international student accommodation developers, hotel and leisure companies, State and Commonwealth government, local councils, property funds and major commercial landlords, shopping centre owners, banks and financial institutions.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer – NSW, Property and Real Estate"
Doyle's Guide 2015 & 2018
"Recommended Lawyer – NSW, Property and Real Estate"
Doyle's Guide 2013 – 2014, 2017, 2019 – 2022
"Justin has been involved in a highly complex property transaction for our organisation from inception to now. Justin has been a key and trusted advisor that has provided strategic, pragmatic and concise advice throughout the transaction. Justin has an ability to get across multiple issues quickly and integrate into a project team to provide timely and commercial advice. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone seeking expert property advice."
Simone Nokes General Counsel - Projects | Infrastructure NSW


Woolworths Group Limited

Acting for the diverse range of business operated by Woolworths Group Limited throughout Australia in relation to major leasing and stream leasing, shopping centre and mixed use property development, property management, acquisitions and disposals, due diligence, licences and easements.

Infrastructure NSW

Acting for Infrastructure NSW in relation to the $750 million relocation and mixed use development of the new Sydney Fish Market, including the negotiation and finalisation of the development and lease documents for the Sydney Fish Market and the creation of a suite of retail leasing precedents for future tenants.

Pacific National

Acting for Pacific National in relation to the acquisition and development of a truck and rail freight logistics terminal in Parkes NSW including dealings with Council and adjoining landowners and the negotiation and finalisation of rail access arrangements with State Government and ARTC.

Transport NSW

Acting for Transport for NSW in relation to major leasing, property and infrastructure development, property management, significant acquisitions and disposals, due diligence, advertising signage arrangements, portfolio transactions and management, licences and easements, including as independent chairperson of significant TfNSW policy and advisory committees.

Ecospective Property

Acting for international property developer, Ecospective Property, in relation to the subdivision, master-planning, titling, development, marketing and sale of a $100 million plus mixed use strata and stratum project in the Rouse House Town Centre precinct comprising in excess of 140 lots.

Global Student Accommodation

Acting for Global Student Accommodation group in relation to the acquisition, structuring, funding, development, management and sale of student accommodation facilities throughout Australia, including a portfolio asset sale for in excess of $400 million and the acquisition by strata renewal of a major development site in Sydney involving multiple adjoining strata schemes and their owners.