Real Estate & Commercial

The real estate and commercial property sector is one of the backbones of the Australian economy.

The AJ & Co team is comprised of legal specialists that have unparalleled knowledge of the industry and its participants. Our team understands the complexities in legislation and the processes between different state and local governments, the tax treatment of various structures, and how to deliver projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Our involvement spans the life cycle of a project from due diligence, to planning, to construction, to attracting buyers or tenants. We know what works and what will result in delays because we have decades’ of experience in all different types of projects and structures. We also advise clients with mature property portfolios on how to manage their risks and deliver consistent returns. We work with multinationals, top 50 ASX listed corporations, and private investors in retail, commercial, and industrial markets. No matter if they are looking to expand, divest, or diversify their property portfolios, our industry knowledge, legal expertise, and commercial acumen enables us to assist clients develop and deliver successful projects.

Our passion is finding the best result, in the shortest time, for the best value.

Our Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Development and titling: broad acre subdivisions, mixed use developments, residential, commercial, retail and industrial (including bulky goods)
  • Major acquisitions and disposals: including legal due diligence and forced sales
  • Leasing: agreements for lease, lease, subleases, breaches, termination, disputes and management of lease schedules
  • Commercial structuring: joint ventures, project development agreements, fund through arrangements, property trusts and syndicates
  • Body corporate law and community title schemes: new schemes, amalgamations, disposals and improvements to common property, by-law reviews, assignment and variations to management and letting rights
  • Property tax considerations
  • Securities and funds management (listed and unlisted)
  • Easements and restrictive covenants (including design covenants)
  • Rural transactions
  • Resumptions: compulsory land acquisitions and compensation
  • Major leisure and commercial projects


Andrew Johnson

Managing Partner
0413 378 235

Sarah Bird

0413 378 235

Jodie Lonard

Special Counsel
0413 378 235