Profile of Tim Chislett

Tim Chislett

Partner, LLB (Hons)

About Tim Chislett

Tim is a real estate specialist, providing legal and strategic advice in relation to complex property developments, leases, capital transactions and real estate joint ventures.

Tim has a unique perspective of real estate investment, funds management and development, having spent several years as General Counsel and General Manager, Strategy & Legal at a property fund. Through this experience, Tim has developed a deep understanding of how property funds operate, their key commercial drivers and strategies to mitigate legal and commercial risks.

Tim is recognised as an expert in the industry, having been named by Legal 500 and Doyle's Guide in 2018 and 2019 as a Real Estate Rising Star and named Victoria's Young Property Lawyer of the Year by the Australian Law Council in 2019. Tim is also on the committee for the Australian Property Law Group (Law Council of Australia).

Tim’s relevant experience includes advising:

  • Mirvac – on its development and sell down by way of fund through arrangement (including its leasing pre-commitments) of commercial office and industrial assets, including 699 Bourke Street, Riverside Quay and Calibre Industrial Estate.
  • Mirvac – on its acquisition and development of a build to rent tower adjacent to the Queen Victoria Market – the largest BTR development undertaken in Australia.
  • CBRE Global Investors – on its acquisition and development of 118 Mount Street, North Sydney by way of a fund through agreement.
  • ISPT – on its acquisition of 275 Kent Street and its appointment of Mirvac as Development Manager to undertake development works for Westpac.
  • ISPT – on to its mandate arrangements with Aliro regarding the acquisition and development of a significant portfolio of industrial estates.
  • Brookfield – on its acquisition of the Aveo retirement village business – Australia's largest retirement village portfolio.
  • FHJ – offshore investor on all aspects of its acquisition of 595 Collins Street, Melbourne, including obtaining FIRB approval.
  • Woolworths – on the development of shopping centres, supermarkets, Masters Hardware Stores and mixed use developments throughout Victoria.
  • Grocon – on the acquisition of 85 Spring Street, Melbourne, including providing strategic development advice.
  • Australian Unity – on its sale of several medical centre properties for its Healthcare Property Trust.
  • Newmark Capital – on the acquisition and development of a Bunnings large format retail centre by way of a fund through arrangement.
  • Newmark Capital – on the acquisition of the Jam Factory and Como Centre in South Yarra and the establishment and financing of the ownership vehicles, including complex tax and structuring solutions.
  • Development Victoria – on its divestment of large areas of developable land in Melbourne’s growth corridor.
  • Wolfdene – on the acquisition and development of a large residential estate in Austin Lakes, Perth.