Sian Rees - Thomson Geer

Sian Rees

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 61 8 8236 1356

has more than 30 years' experience in the property industry and has acted in a wide variety of property transactions for a broad range of clients, including property developers, private owners, receivers and managers, and organisations in the public sector.

With the assistance of a network of property consultants, Sian provides commercial property legal advice across a range of sectors, including office, retail, aviation, and industrial and rural developments.

Whether acting for vendors, purchasers, receivers, or managers of properties, Sian provides expert advice on the preparation of tender and contract documentation, the negotiation of contract documentation, and the undertaking of detailed due diligence investigations.

Sian also has extensive expertise on leasing matters involving major building works, fit out works, incentives, environmental, Green Star & NABERS issues, telecommunication, aviation, and statutory requirements issues.

Sian has been recognised by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2016) in the area of Real Property Law. She was also recognised in the Doyle's Guide in 2015 as one of South Australia's leading Property lawyers.

She is a councillor of the Property Council of Australia (South Australian Division).

Relevant Experience

  • Adelaide Airport Ltd – Advising on Commonwealth land, aviation related issues, application of State and Federal law, leasing and property related matters including negotiation with public sector lessees and licensees, private owners and property developers involving major development works, fit out works, incentives, environmental, Green Star and NABERS issues, telecommunication, easements, car parking, aviation apron licences and statutory requirements issues.
  • Vendors and purchasers of properties

              -         Acting for a public sector client regarding a half interest in a 34 storey A grade, 5 star                         Green Star office building in Brisbane's CBD.  Undertaking due diligence, negotiation                         of contract, co-ownership documentation, consideration of numerous easements,                                   warranties, PPSR releases, and property management issues.

              -         Advising in relation to the preparation of tender and contract documentation, and the                         negotiation of contract documentation. Undertaking detailed due diligence                                             investigations and reporting, including acting for a public sector purchaser of a 5 star                         Green Star office building in Perth's CBD.

  • Receivers and Managers - Acting for receivers and managers dealing with sale of commercial properties, vacant land, and Northern Territory cattle stations.
  • Developers – Advising in relation to `leasing and development documentation for the complex community title Flinders Link Development in Adelaide.
  • Acting for mortgagees exercising power of sale.
  • Drafting lease documentation and providing advice on a marina development transaction.
  • Acting for the purchaser and administering authority of a retirement village.

Office Location

Level 7, 19 Gouger Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

Practice Areas

Leasing Law
Real Property Law