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Helen Wu

senior associate, property and construction

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about Helen

about Helen

Complex property and private sector matters can be stressful for any business, so Helen’s goal is to be a trusted advisor to her property developer and landlord clients, ensuring they feel supported at all times.

Helen applies her wealth of experience across multiple jurisdictions when assisting clients on their developments, commercial property and business conveyance matters, and commercial leasing.

“Clients appreciate commercial and practical advice. My goal is to work alongside them to provide this while helping them achieve their desired outcome.”

Areas of Expertise

business and licensing and franchise
commercial and retail leasing
commercial property conveyancing
residential and mixed use development
residential conveyancing
sale and purchase of business

recent
experience

  • asx listed property fund

    Helen was part of the team acting for a client on the acquisition of a $30 million industrial property in Brisbane. Having less than the usual timeframe to settle can be challenging for any transaction, but this one was complex as well. In addition to coordinating multiple stakeholders, the legal due diligence, property conveyance and provided contract advice was also undertaken. The transaction also included a lease back to the seller after settlement so negotiated lease terms were successfully negotiated on top of the sale transaction. The transaction was completed through collaborating closely with the client to drive the aggressive timeline and taking a commercial position on many issues along the way.

  • commercial office building with multiple leases

    One of the firm’s clients owns a commercial office building in the central business district of one of the major cities in Queensland. The building consists of 16 levels of commercial offices with tenants ranging from small to large corporations and State government departments. Acting for this client involves preparing and negotiating commercial office leases for all the tenancies. Due to the large number of tenancies, we advise our client on a regular basis on leasing issues and prepare various documents to address those issues, such as surrenders, variations, terminations and licences.

  • shopping centre with multiple commercial and retail leases

    Helen works with a client who owns a mid-sized shopping centre, consisting of retail spaces and commercial offices. Acting for this client involved not only ensuring the different types of lease complied with the relevant legislation but also that the terms of the different types of leases accord with the unique characteristics of the shopping centre.

  • large private apartment block developments

    Helen acted for a property developer in a number of developments, ranging from 60 to 120 apartments. Off-plan contracts and disclosure documents were prepared, as well as providing advice on titling and developments issues and completing the sale of the apartments. A number of hurdles were successful overcome, such as council requirements and market changes that meant making swift alterations to the developments plans and contract terms while ensuring the client still met their disclosure requirements and duties to the buyers.