Guy is a highly experienced Principal Lawyer in our Property and Construction team. He has assisted a variety of clients, ranging from the public sector to some of the world’s largest property developers and financial institutions.
Guy’s areas of expertise include retail, commercial and industrial leasing, acquisitions and disposals, subdivisions, development work, apartment and mixed-use projects, agricultural land deals and complex capital and distressed asset transactions.
“I take pride in providing prompt, accurate and clear advice with an emphasis on my clients’ commercial needs.”
Racecourse redevelopment – Acted in the creation of a multi-staged, mixed-use urban village adjacent to one of Victoria’s most significant racecourses, with projected revenue in excess of $1 billion.
Financial institutions – Acted for one of Australia’s largest banks on its complex leasing arrangements, including major commercial office-towers, company headquarters, retail premises and other leasehold assets.
Distressed assets – Acted for the receivers and managers in the disposition of a 100 hectare industrial estate, the competitive tender dispositions of two major shopping centres and numerous other complex assets, with a combined value in excess of $500 million.
Residential development – Acted on the acquisition, development and disposal of various master-planned communities, mixed-use developments and prominent residential apartment towers.
Childcare – Acted for some of Australia’s largest childcare property trusts and developers, including the sale of a national portfolio of childcare centres for $150 million.
Student accommodation – Acted for a major developer/operator in the creation of a 15-level, 528 bed student accommodation component of an innovation hub, in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, one of Australia’s largest property developers and other key stakeholders.
Government – Acted for numerous State and Federal Government bodies across a diverse range of real estate transactions, including the successful disposal of several high profile portfolios of commercial and residential assets.
Agricultural – Acted for a sovereign wealth fund on several major acquisitions and divestments of dairy farms, cattle and sheep stations and other agricultural real estate assets.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
Member, Law Institute of Victoria
Member, Property Council of Australia
Member, Macpherson Kelley Property Developers Industry Group
- Commercial, industrial and retail leasing
- Acquisitions and disposals
- Property Development
- Apartment and mixed-used projects
- Complex capital and distressed asset transactions