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Andy Leadston

Partner

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Andy's practice involves him advising clients on real estate transactions, including property developments, capital transactions, leasing, joint ventures and asset management.

His clients include leading investment houses, developers, landlords and tenants, who consult him regarding commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments.

Key deals

Blackstone

Acting for Blackstone on a number of Australia’s largest and most complex transactions with a value of over AU$7 billion. They include:

  • acquisition of 60 Margaret Street from PGIM;
  • disposal of numerous shopping centres by unit sale;
  • acquisition of a portfolio of office and industrial assets from the South Australian Motor Accident Commission;
  • acquisition and leaseback of a portfolio of 10 industrial assets from cold storage business; and
  • acquisition of a 50% interest in Southern Cross Towers from Brookfield.

Mirvac

Acting for Mirvac on numerous significant transactions and leasing matters including:

  • disposal of Como Shopping Centre;
  • disposal of a portfolio of commercial and retail assets to the Blackstone Group, including a 50% interest in Westpac Place, Sydney; and
  • providing leasing services to Mirvac’s VIC and NSW office portfolio.

Amcor Limited

Advising on the sale of the former Alphington paper mill site for AU$120 million to two separate developers for a staged mixed-use development.

National Australia Bank

Preparing and negotiating Agreement for Lease and lease documents for transactions including the renegotiation of the Bank's lease of 800 Bourke Street, Docklands, and 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

David Jones

Advising on lease enforcement matters ranging from negotiations with landlords on centre redevelopments, performance of redevelopment works by David Jones and quiet enjoyment claims.