Paul Carrick

Partner. Sydney.

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Paul Carrick

Paul’s strong technical skills, client focus and commercial insight quickly gain the confidence of clients who regularly seek him out to act on real estate related matters.

Paul is a highly regarded real estate lawyer and specialises in innovative advice and commercially viable solutions. From capital transactions, property developments and joint ventures to title structuring, Paul acts for leading investors, developers and tenants in all aspects of commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use developments. He is the ”go-to” legal adviser for a number of Australia’s largest property investment houses. 

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Paul’s strong technical skills, client focus and commercial insight quickly gain the confidence of clients who regularly seek him out to act on real estate related matters.

Paul is a highly regarded real estate lawyer and specialises in innovative advice and commercially viable solutions. From capital transactions, property developments and joint ventures to title structuring, Paul acts for leading investors, developers and tenants in all aspects of commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use developments. He is the ”go-to” legal adviser for a number of Australia’s largest property investment houses. 

Paul is also a leading lawyer in the social and affordable housing sector and advises the majority of NSW based community housing providers as well as Government and developers in the space.

“An outstanding operator who consistently delivers”
Paul Carrick

Paul's Expertise

  • Blackstone Acted for Blackstone on a number of Australia’s largest and most complex transactions in the past 5 years. Some of these matters include:
    • disposal (unsuccessful) of 10 shopping centres, which would have been the largest real estate transaction in Australian history;
    • acquisition of a portfolio of office buildings from GE Capital;
    • acquisition of a portfolio of 10 industrial assets from an Australian investor/manager and establishment of an industrial fund;
    • sale and leaseback acquisition of portfolio of 10 logistics assets;
    • acquisition of a 50% interest in South Cross Towers from Brookfield; and
    • acquisition and disposal of dozens of other office, retail and industrial assets.
  • Mirvac/Blackstone lease for Westpac Acted for Mirvac and Blackstone in relation to Westpac’s Head Office lease at 275 Kent Street, Sydney which is one of the largest lease deals in Australia.
  • Deutsche Bank Acted for Deutsche Bank on its acquisition from QIC of 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne and disposal to QIC of Pittwater Place Shopping Centre.
  • Vicinity Centres Acts for Vicinity Centre in relation to its landmark deal with GIC for the swap of half interest in the QVB, Galeries and Strand Arcade for a half interest in Chatswood Chase which was the largest Australian direct real estate deal in 2017.
  • Mirvac residential Acts for Mirvac on numerous developments including Waterloo and St Leonards and proposed developments at Moorebank, Menangle, Mulgoa and Lane Cove.

What others say

  • “Leading Individual - Real Estate” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2016
  • “Best Lawyer - Real Property Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016-2018
  • “Leading Lawyer - Real Estate” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018
  • “He's a really good player in the market.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018

Paul's Leadership

  • Law Society of New South Wales Member
  • Property Council of Australia Member