With over 30 years providing legal practice to the property and projects sector, Ralph’s expertise is far-reaching. With clients from a range of industries, such as property developers, real estate agents, fund managers and accountants, Ralph has a broad base of firsthand knowledge of the risk and challenges faced in different businesses. As a result, he is able to provide insightful, pragmatic advice to you and your business.
Ralph was a member of the committee which reviewed the Body Corporate and Community Management legislation and he is currently reviewing the property legislation for QLD. Being involved in these projects has given Ralph an inside view of legislation review and policy development, making him a valuable asset to any client when it comes to property related legal issues.
"My clients tell me that, while being a technically competent lawyer is important, they work with me because, in a crisis, I don’t panic and just fix the problem."
Houghton Development Group – advised on site acquisition, planning approvals, construction, leasing and sales of Playfield Quest Hotel in Brisbane.
Positive Property Strategies – provided advice and prepared capital raising documentation including syndicate, corporate and property documents for over 8 projects.
Various mid-market commercial developers – acting on the site acquisition, preparation of off plan sales documentation and sales for approximately 900 apartments over 22 projects
Treelight Development Group – advised on due diligence, acquisition and resale of sites in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland for residential, mixed use and student accommodation.
Various mid-market commercial developers – prepared fundraising documentation for numerous developments including the site acquisition and prospectus for Custodian Cunningham Rise Syndicate Ltd.
Garden Street development – site acquisition, planning, construction and lease for $40m rehabilitation centre.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
Member, Queensland Law Society
Director, 98 Alive International Pty Ltd (Singapore)
Member, Queensland Law Society Property and Practice Committee
- Commercial Real Estate Sales & Leasing
- Off Plan Development/Strata & Flat Land
- Rental & Industrial Projects
- Planning & Environment
- Joint Ventures
- Development Agreements
- Property Finance
“Your measured, thoughtful advice and contract inclusions contributed to the end result, and to that end I am deeply appreciative.” Bianca Thorley – Director, Thorley Industries Pty Ltd