Profile of Tim Chislett

Tim Chislett

Partner, LLB (Hons)

About Tim Chislett

Tim is a real estate specialist, providing strategic advice in relation to complex property developments, capital transactions, leases 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 at a property fund. Through this experience, Tim has a deep understanding of how property funds operate, their key commercial drivers and strategies to mitigate legal and commercial risks. Tim is particularly renowned for his build to rent expertise and deep experience negotiating fund-through development transactions.

Tim is recognised as an expert in the industry, having been ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 as one of its Next Generation Partners.  He was also named by Legal 500 and Doyle's Guide in 2018 and 2019 as a Real Estate Rising Star and was named Victoria's Young Property Lawyer of the Year by the Australian Law Council in 2019. Tim is also the Chair of the Victorian Division of the Australian Property Law Group (Law Council of Australia).

Tim’s relevant experience spans all sectors and includes:
  • Mirvac – in relation to the establishment of its $1.8b build to rent fund - the largest BTR transaction ever undertaken in Australia
  • 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
  • Mirvac – on its sale of the Travelodge Hotel portfolio – the biggest hotel portfolio ever undertaken in Australia
  • Greystar – on its acquisition and development of build to rent sites in Victoria
  • Greystar – on the establishment and capital raising of the Greystar Australia Multifamily Vehicle
  • UEM – in relation to the development of a large BTR precinct in Collingwood on a fund through basis for Greystar
  • UEM – in relation to its acquisition and development of the first stage of the Subiaco Oval redevelopment in Perth
  • Golden Age – in relation to its sale and development of its "Sky Square" build to rent tower in Box Hill
  • 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
  • Brookfield – on its acquisition of the Aveo retirement village business – Australia's largest retirement village portfolio
  • LOGOS managed Australian Super fund – in relation to its development of an Amazon facility in Craigieburn - the largest industrial development ever undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere
  • LOGOS – on a number of tenancy pre-commitment deals for industrial estates in Victoria
  • ISPT – on to its mandate arrangements with Aliro regarding the acquisition and development of a significant portfolio of industrial estates
  • ISPT – on a number of acquisitions and developments for industrial estates in Victoria
Commercial office
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grocon – on the acquisition of 85 Spring Street, Melbourne, including providing strategic development advice
  • FHJ – offshore investor on all aspects of its acquisition of 595 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Woolworths – on the development of shopping centres, supermarkets, Masters Hardware Stores and mixed use developments throughout Victoria
  • Newmark Capital – on the acquisition and development of a large number of retail centres, including the development of several Bunnings large format retail centres 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
  • Newmark Capital – on its IPO of the Newmark Hardware Trust
Health and Education
  • Aveo Retirement Living – in relation to its development at Springfield Health City
  • Australian Unity – on its sale of several medical centre properties for its Healthcare Property Trust
  • Federation University – providing strategic advice in relation to real estate issues affecting its university campuses