Profile of Michael Graves

Michael Graves

Partner, BSc LLB (Hons)

About Michael Graves

Michael specialises in commercial property development and infrastructure projects. Michael is consistently recognised in various client and peer surveys as a leading individual in Real Estate, including in Chambers Asia Pacific and Best Lawyers. Chambers Asia Pacific has described Michael as ‘really good, very proactive, hard-working, innovative and solutions-driven’.

Michael's experience includes advising:

  • Development Victoria – on the development of new precincts and urban renewal projects, including Docklands, Ivanhoe, Revitalising Central Dandenong and a range of greenfields residential projects including, Aurora, Altona, Avondale Heights, Officer, Parkside, Riverwalk, Valley Lake and Tower Hill.
  • Google – on its Australian premises strategy, including its head office accommodation and the establishment of their drone facility in Canberra, ACT.
  • Scape – on the purpose built student accommodation led over-station mixed use development, including the negotiation of a value capture deed with the State. 
  • CBRE Global Investors – on the acquisition, development and financing, on a forward fund basis, of a 25-storey A-grade building at 118 Mount Street, North Sydney.
  • Rest Superannuation – on the acquisition of a significant ownership stake in the Quay Quarter Tower on a fund through basis.
  • KKR – on the sale and leaseback of Arnott's Australian manufacturing facilities in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
  • Peters Ice Cream – advising Pacific Equity Partners in relation to the sale to Charter Hall, re-development and leaseback of the Peters Ice Cream food processing, warehouse and administration facility located in Mulgrave, Victoria.