Myles is a property lawyer with Australian and international experience in a diverse range of property and construction transactions. Before moving to Melbourne in 2006, he practised in the UK and Tasmania.
Myles’ time is predominantly dedicated to larger transactions involving commercial, industrial and retail property. His current major areas of practice include leasing, due diligence, acquisition, disposal, and contractual and transactional based advice.
His expertise in these transactions also covers advising on:
- trusts and a variety of property-related agreements including shareholder, development, joint venture, distributorship, franchise, options and confidentiality
- GST, capital gains tax, planning, land tax and stamp duty.
Myles’ clients are varied and include local and international real estate investment trusts, property developers, not for profits, government departments, retailers, landlords and tenants, as well as wind farm, quarry, and abattoir operators.
Myles’ recent experience includes advising on the:
Retail, commercial and industrial leasing requirements of various national and international clients (including landlords and tenants, and established and newly formed companies)
Acquisitions of two major Australian-based industrial logistics portfolios, shopping centres, aged care facilities, off the plan buildings in the Docklands and interests in the Myer Bourke Street Mall
Dispositions of a major metropolitan private hospital, CBD buildings, car dealerships and the Richmond Malt Nylex sign site
Myles has advised:
Shayher Group on their Pentridge Prison Development
Salta Property Group and 151 Property Group on various leasing and property transactions
High powered retailers including Forever New Clothing Pty Ltd, Borders Book Stores, Jeans West, Country Road and G-Star Raw
SGX listed Mapletree S-REIT and its related entities
Heitman International LLC (a US based investment manager)
BIS Industries Limited on its acquisition of various Tasmanian quarries
Bass Energy Pty Ltd and Meridian Energy Limited on due diligence and wind farm site acquisitions
Barristers Chambers Limited on its due diligence and acquisition of 525 Lonsdale Street
FKP Lifestyle Pty Ltd on the sale of TAC Centre, 60 Brougham Street, Geelong
Ridley Corporation on strategic, corporate structuring and risk management
Myer Family Group
Basslink Pty Ltd on perfection of the Basslink pipeline easement rights, property sales and due diligence issues
LUCRF Pty Ltd
Valad Property Group on its due diligence and acquisition of industrial property portfolios
PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY WORK
Myles has been involved in the Property Industry Foundation’s Fundraising Committee since 2010, which aims to make a tangible difference to youth homelessness and at-risk youths.
Memberships and Associations
Law Institute of Victoria
Property Council of Australia
Bachelor of Laws (University of Tasmania)
Bachelor of Science (University of Tasmania)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice