University of Melbourne

Continues to represent University of Melbourne in relation to its acquisition and development of a new campus to create a world-class engineering school. While the acquisition is being transacted via a contract of sale, a 299-year ground lease was also negotiated to facilitate early access for stage 1 construction on part of the site while the GMH (the previous owner) continues to occupy the balance. As this site is part of innovation precinct at Fishermans Bend and so a site development agreement was required to regulate access, complimentary uses, planning controls etc.

National Australia Bank

Acted in procuring a purpose built, award winning office building in the Melbourne Docklands precinct. The deal involved NAB leasing over 60,000 m2 of commercial office space for an initial term of 15 years with options to extend for two further terms of 5 years. Corrs partnered with NAB from the inception of the deal and our involvement has enabled us to continually add value to this important office project for NAB. Corrs has advised on the legal strategy, bid process, negotiations and legal documentation to help NAB achieve the best possible outcome for its stakeholders.

National Australia Bank

Corrs acts nationally for NAB in its retail and ATM portfolio. Through team work and diligence involving NAB, its property managers (Cushman and Wakefield) and Corrs, we have driven significant efficiencies, consistency of approach and reduced the time between heads of agreement to lease execution.

Australia Post

Corrs handles Australia Post’s national retail portfolio Australia-wide. We are also a key provider for Australia Post’s non-routine property work (including sales, major leasing and development).


Corrs acts for Mirvac in relation to leasing for a range of commercial office/retail assets and transacts several hundred leases per year.

Frasers Group

Corrs advises Frasers Group on its major, mini-major and speciality tenant leasing at Edmondson Park, Burwood, Eastern Creek and Coorparoo.

Social & Affordable Housing | Frasers Property Australia – Ivanhoe Estate

Corrs acted for the consortium between Frasers Group, Citta Property and Mission Housing Australia in respect of its bid for Ivanhoe Estate, a development site at Macquarie Park owned by Land and Housing Corporation NSW. The 8.2 hectare site will be transformed into an integrated neighbourhood of more than 3,000 dwellings including social housing dwellings mixed with affordable and private housing over the next 10 to 12 years. The Ivanhoe development is the first major project that will be delivered under the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy and Communities Plus redevelopment program.

Social & Affordable Housing | Housing NSW

Corrs advised Housing NSW on the transfer of State owned housing stock to CHPs and arrangements to allow CHPs to borrow against the transferred housing. Corrs has participated in industry awareness workshops run by Housing NSW. Corrs also advised Housing NSW in relation to the housing stimulus package.Separate Corrs teams advised Bridge Housing, Hume Community Housing Association, BlueCHP and St George Community Housing in relation to various vesting and transfer arrangements with Housing NSW.

Social & Affordable Housing | SGCH Portfolio Ltd, a subsidiary of St George Community Housing Ltd

Corrs advised SGCH on its successful A$150 million bid for Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Social Affordable Housing Fund. The SGCH scheme will deliver 260 homes in the Sydney suburbs of Alexandria, Bondi Junction, Newtown, Petersham, Riverwood and Liverpool by the end of 2022. Corrs advised on all aspects of the SGCH Phase 2 bid. In relation to property, Corrs advised on the structure for securing the seed properties having regard to the detailed bid requirements of the State, the funding model and the leasehold tenure arrangements put in place between SGCH and the landowner of the properties.

Social & Affordable Housing | Victorian Public Housing Renewal Project

The A$185m program will redevelop older public housing homes and create more social housing properties across metropolitan and regional sites. Corrs is advising the Victorian Government (Department of Health and Human Services –Director of Housing) on all aspects of this project.

Aged Care / Retirement Living | Stockland Group

Advised on the sale of its aged care facilities to Opal Aged Care, including establishment of the strategic partnership with Opal under which Opal owns and operates aged care facilities that are co-located with Stockland retirement living assets. This enduring relationship is an important value driver for the Stockland retirement living portfolio.

Aged Care / Retirement Living | Australian Unity

Advised Australian Unity on the establishment of its Australian Unity Retirement Villages Trust including reviewing the establishment of the Trust, conducting due diligence on the structures and documentation for retirement villages held by the Trust and their compliance with the relevant state retirement villages legislation.

Aged Care / Retirement Living | Karingal green

Advised Karingal Green Health, Aged and Community Care Pty Ltd (Karingal Green), on its development of the Karingal Green residential aged care precinct in High Wycombe, WA including advice relating on the initial acquisition of the site and financing, as well as the agreement for the construction of a residential aged care facility.

Agricultural | Hancock and Shanghai CRED – Kidman acquisition

Corrs advised the consortium of Hancock and Shanghai CRED in relation to the acquisition of S. Kidman & Co Ltd (Kidman), an iconic Australian company and Australia’s largest private landholder. Kidman operates cattle stations and associated infrastructure on an area of land covering in 100,000 km2. The deal involved complex issues related to the nature of the asset and the client, was multi-jurisdictional in nature, involved various types of land title (Crown land, freehold and land inside the Woomera Prohibited Area) and, due to the iconic nature of the asset and the identity of our clients, required a sophisticated government engagement strategy.