About David McLeish
David leads the Real Estate and Development team at Allens, specialising in property development, general commercial property and infrastructure.
David's time in the construction and projects teams at Allens means he is uniquely qualified to assist clients on their complex development transactions.
He has significant expertise in office, retail and industrial developments, and has a leading practice in the healthcare, education and build to rent sectors. He is sought after by clients for strategic advice on their most important projects, and has been at the forefront of the development of fund through models in the Australian real estate market.
He also has a significant government practice, having worked for the Victoria Government and its various agencies for over 20 years on major transport and infrastructure projects.
David brings a calm, commercial and collaborative approach to his clients. He is widely recognised as an expert in his field, having been named as one of Australia's leading real estate lawyers in Chambers Global since 2007 and Best Lawyers in Australia since 2008, where he was named the leading real estate lawyer in Victoria in 2019.