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04 Mar 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets $330.4 million acquisition of four hotels

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets on the tax aspects of its $330.4 million acquisition of a portfolio of four hotels from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the largest hotel deal of the year.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Property Group: Macquarie Capital

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Property Group on the sale of a 50 per cent stake in Investa Office Management Holdings to the real estate principal investment arm of Macquarie Capital.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Sale of 275 George Street, Sydney

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised John Holland on its sale of 275 George Street, Sydney to Daibiru for approximately A$240 million.

16 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure Group: sale of d'Albora marinas portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its d’Albora marinas portfolio.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AMP Capital: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund and the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund on the acquisition of a combined 50% interest in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Vicinity Centres : Exchange of Chatswood Chase

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Vicinity Centres on the exchange of a 49% interest in Chatswood Chase shopping centre for a 50% interest in GIC’s Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries and The Strand Arcade.

13 Sep 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers Property: Redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Frasers Property on the $2.2 billion redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate.

28 Aug 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Macquarie Park acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the John Holland Group on the acquisition of its first mixed-use development site in Macquarie Park, NSW.

13 Apr 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Commercial Property Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its A$100 million Green Bond Issue.

30 Mar 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Office Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on its A$150 million Green Bond Issue.

19 Aug 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure: sale of health clubs division

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its health clubs division (comprising Goodlife Health Clubs and Hypoxi) to funds advised by Quadrant Private Equity.

01 Apr 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

ICPF: acquisition of Mid-City Centre

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its acquisition of a 75% interest in 420 George Street, Sydney.

28 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of management platform

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its management platform to Investa Commercial Property Fund.

01 Dec 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of land business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its land business to Proprium Capital Partners.

01 Nov 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of office portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its office assets to Chinese Investment Corporation, a deal with a combined transaction value of $2.5bn.

19 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: sale of logistics real estate portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the sale of its interest in its logistics real estate portfolio to Ascendas, a deal with a combined transaction value of over $1bn.

23 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of Brisbane properties

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on its acquisition of the Waterfront Place office tower and Eagle Street Pier retail precinct in Brisbane.

16 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | Private Equity

Scape: student accommodation projects

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised private equity firm, Telopea Capital, in relation to the acquisition of two prime sites by Scape Student Living, in which it is a significant investor.

12 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | GST | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Gateway Lifestyle: restructure and IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Gateway Lifestyle on its restructure and initial public offering.

07 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of industrial property

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the DEXUS Industrial Partnership on their acquisition of a major industrial property in Brisbane.

31 Mar 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Kingsford JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop property in Kingsford, NSW.

04 Feb 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion / Federation Centres merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Group on its $22b merger of Novion Property Group and Federation Centres Group.

31 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Sale of RetireAustralia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Directors of RetireAustralia Group on its acquisition by Infratil and NZ Super in a transaction worth $640m.

10 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure Group: capital reallocation

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the reallocation of capital from the trust entity in its stapled group to the corporate entity.

09 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: disposal and wind up of US assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund (IOF) on the disposal of its US investments and the subsequent wind up of IOF’s US structure.

11 Nov 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CIMB TrustCapital: 50 Pitt St

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Singapore-based CIMB TrustCapital on its acquisition of the commercial tower at 50 Pitt Street, Sydney.

30 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Chatswood JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on its acquisition of an interest in a joint venture to develop a mixed use property in Chatswood, NSW.

17 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Macquarie PDA

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on a Project Development Agreement over a property located in Macquarie Park, Sydney.

15 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion Trust: private placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Trust in relation to the tax aspects of a US$200 million private placement to US debt investors.

03 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga Accommodation: wind up and disposal

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised on the wind up of Toga Accommodation Fund (TAF) which involved the disposal of TAF’s Australian and European assets.

23 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: integration of Australand

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the integration of Australand into its business following its 2014 $2.6bn takeover of the formerly ASX listed stapled group.

17 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Australand: takeover by Frasers Property Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Australand on its 2014 takeover by Singapore-based Frasers Property Group.

30 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: interest in Perth tower

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on the acquisition of a 50% interest in QV1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

15 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CIMB-TrustCapital: 50 Ann St

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CIMB-TrustCapital's acquisition of 50 Ann Street, Brisbane.

25 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: IOF acquisition of Sydney tower

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on its acquisition of 6 O'Connell Street, Sydney.

19 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: partnership with Future Fund

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on the establishment of a new capital partnership with the Future Fund.

17 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership: establishment

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Propertylink on the establishment of Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership.

16 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion: acquisition of shopping centres

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Enhanced Retail Fund (NERF) in relation to the setup of the fund as well as the tax aspects of a number of acquisitions of regional Australian shopping centres.

11 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

GPT Metro Office Fund: Initial Public Offering

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised GPT Metro Office Fund on its initial public offering in 2014.

30 May 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga Group: joint venture with Far East Orchard

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Toga Group on the establishment of its hotel management business joint venture with Singapore-based Far East Orchard Limited.

15 Apr 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CPA: takeover by DEXUS

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA) on the tax aspects of the takeover of CPA by DEXUS Property Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

07 Apr 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: US Private Placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on the issuance of US$200m Guaranteed Senior Notes under a US Private Placement in 2014.

24 Mar 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CFS Retail Property Trust: internalisation of management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX) on the tax aspects of the internalisation of management of CFX, the commencement by the CFX Group of the management of a number of wholesale property funds and the acquisition of a substantial property management business from the Commonwealth Bank.

31 Jan 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: Commonwealth Property Office Fund

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on its acquisition of the Commonwealth Property Office Fund.

12 Dec 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: West Ryde JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop a mixed use property in West Ryde, Sydney.

22 Oct 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Fife Capital: Australian Industrial REIT IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fife Capital on the initial public offer of the Australian Industrial REIT in 2013.

12 Aug 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: US Private Placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on the issuance of US$125m Guaranteed Senior Notes under a US Private Placement in 2013.

15 Nov 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Brookfield: Merger with Johnson Controls

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Brookfield Australia on the tax aspects of the merger of its property and facility services business with that of Johnson Controls to create Brookfield Johnson Controls.

23 Oct 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Morgan Stanley: RetireAustralia Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Morgan Stanley on its investment in RetireAustralia Group.

20 Oct 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: capital management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lend Lease on a capital reallocation to fund Lend Lease Trust.

03 Sep 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Woolworths: spin out and listing of Shopping Centres of Australasia Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Woolworths on the spin out and listing of Shopping Centres of Australasia Group in 2012.

11 Aug 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: Barangaroo development

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has been advising Lend Lease on an on-going basis with respect to its development of the Barangaroo site in Sydney.

21 Oct 2009 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: stapling transaction

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised on the stapling of Lend Lease Trust to Lend Lease Corporation in 2009.

20 Oct 2006 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease Custodians Pty Limited: Federal Court

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lend Lease Custodians Pty Limited in its dispute with the Commissioner of Taxation over the tax treatment of non-cash consideration it received in respect of a forward sale of listed shares.