Melinda Graham - Thomson Geer

Melinda Graham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 61 2 8248 5800

Melinda has been a partner at Thomson Geer since 1997 and is currently the Office Leader in the firm's Sydney office. Melinda is a specialist commercial real estate lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the Australian property industry advising on significant commercial property acquisitions and disposals, mixed use and residential development projects, leasing and corporate real estate, and the real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including property due diligence across multiple states and the assignment of national leasing portfolios.

Melinda is visible in the property industry as a practitioner and through her longstanding relationship with the Property Council and the Property Council Academy.

Additional Information

Recent Experience — Acted on the development of “Divercity” at Waterloo, a 30,000m2 multi-tower residential property project, advising Becton Property Group on initial set up, titling, financing and selling of residential and mixed use lots.
  • Acted on the development by a private developer of a 187 independent living unit retirement village and 80 bed aged care facility at North Richmond, NSW in its initial development deed with the retirement village operator for whom the development is being built, negotiation of the  operational services agreements, resident contacts, ground lease, and advice on community titling, negotiation of finance documents and building contracts,
  • Acted on negotiations for Austral Brick Company on the compulsory acquisition by Transgrid of a substantial easement site for the Western Sydney Supply Project: Sydney West – Holroyd 33kV Transmission Line upgrade.
  • Acted on the due diligence on and acquisition of an interest in the Australian and New Zealand vineyard portfolio of the Challenger Wine Trust by  Hong Kong listed, CK Life Sciences, including the water portfolio and advising on ongoing vineyard acquisitions and related water assignments, financing and participation in the Commonwealth Government On farm irrigation Efficiency Program.
  • Acted on the rural acquisition of Wirribilla Farm from Clyde Agricultural Pty Limited.
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    University of QueenslandLL.B
    RICS AustralasiaCorenet Global

    Experience

    Recent Experience

    - Acted on the development of "Divercity" at Waterloo, a 30,000m2 multi-tower residential property project, advising Becton Property Group on initial set up, titling, financing and selling of residential and mixed use lots.
    - Acted on the development by a private developer of a 187 independent living unit retirement village and 80 bed aged care facility at North Richmond, NSW in its initial development deed with the retirement village operator for whom the development is being built, negotiation of the operational services agreements, resident contacts, ground lease, and advice on community titling, negotiation of finance documents and building contracts,
    - Acted on negotiations for Austral Brick Company on the compulsory acquisition by Transgrid of a substantial easement site for the Western Sydney Supply Project: Sydney West - Holroyd 33kV Transmission Line upgrade.
    - Acted on the due diligence on and acquisition of an interest in the Australian and New Zealand vineyard portfolio of the Challenger Wine Trust by Hong Kong listed, CK Life Sciences, including the water portfolio and advising on ongoing vineyard acquisitions and related water assignments, financing and participation in the Commonwealth Government On farm irrigation Efficiency Program.
    - Acted on the rural acquisition of Wirribilla Farm from Clyde Agricultural Pty Limited.

    Office Location

    Level 25
    1 O'Connell Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Australia


    Practice Areas

    Real Property Law