Legal Essentials for Property Developers: An End-to-End Guide to Contract Law for Your Next Project


The Urban Developer & McCullough Robertson


Legal essentials for property developers: An end-to-end guide to contract law for your next development project

Join us for an in-depth and practical masterclass on the legal framework around the buying, selling, construction and financing of your next development project.

Led by expert property law firm McCullough Robertson, this workshop will cover the essential legal elements of the property development process.

Over several hours, the McCullough Robertson property team will educate attendees through practical legal insights, case studies, interactive content and take-home collateral.

Workshop 01

What will be covered?

1) Acquiring a development site

  • Contract types - Standard contracts, conditional contracts and option agreements.

  • Due diligence - Property history, zoning, overlays and constraints.

  • Acquisition strategies - Including practical case studies.

2) Selling your project off-the-plan

  • Agency agreements - Project marketing agreements for off-the-plan sales.

  • Contracts of sale - The essentials of contracts including disclosure documentation.

  • FIRB considerations - How to sell to foreign buyers and manage project risk?

  • Short-term letting - What are the opportunities and limitations involved?

  • Management rights - How to maximise revenue through the sale of management rights?

  • Embedded network reform - What are the latest developments in service and utility infrastructure?

  • Project settlement - The essentials of completing a project successfully.

3) Constructing your project

  • Construction contract types - From D&C to GMP, the essentials will be covered.

  • Procurement strategies - Getting the most out of appointing a builder.

4) Financing your project

  • Project funding – The essentials of your legal agreements with banks and financiers, including important considerations, common pitfalls and case studies.

Workshop 02

Who is this suitable for?

  • Emerging to advanced property investors and developers

  • Development and project managers

  • Consultants and service providers

  • Finance and investment professionals

  • Real estate agents and project marketers

  • Construction contractors and subcontractors

  • Government and planning authorities .

Workshop 03

Who will be leading the workshop?

McCullough Robertson Team


Kristan Conlon, Partner – Property

Andrew Muir, Special Counsel - Property

Joel McAndrew, Lawyer – Property

Stuart Macnaughton, Partner – Planning and Environment

Duncan Bedford, Partner – Tax

Joseph Jones, Senior Associate – Construction

Kirby Jukes, Partner – Banking and Finance


Eva Vicic, Special Counsel – Property

Patrick Holland, Partner – Planning and Environment

Duncan Bedford, Partner – Tax

Goran Gelic, Senior Associate – Construction

David Gilham, Partner – Banking and Finance


To Register For Brisbane (7 March 18) - Click Here

To Register for Sydney (14 March 18) - Click Here

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