Eleanor Kwak

Special Counsel



Eleanor has over 15 years of experience providing advice in relation to property developments, property sales and acquisitions, commercial, industrial and retail leasing, social and affordable housing, joint ventures and major projects.

Eleanor’s clients include listed corporations, government, developers, land owners and financiers.

Key deals


Advised Wesfarmers on the competitive sale process of its K-Mart Tyre and Auto business to Continental AG for A$350 million.

Housing Choices Australia

Providing ongoing strategic advice to Housing Choices Australia in relation to a broad range of issues impacting its Australia wide real estate portfolio including issues related to funding, regulatory requirements, freehold and leasehold interests.

Telstra Corporation Limited

Advising Telstra Corporation Limited in respect to its corporate accommodation requirements including:

  • the extension of lease for Telstra’s Sydney headquarters at 400 George Street, Sydney (exceeding 30,000 square metres of office space);
  • the lease of 16-18 Mort Street, Canberra (exceeding 13,000 square metres of office space);
  • the renewal of lease for 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney;
  • the renewal of lease for 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne;
  • the renewal of lease for 80 Sterling Street, Perth;
  • the lease of 300 La Trobe Street, Melbourne; and
  • the lease of 717 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Multi Owner Property Group Sale – Southbank, Victoria

Acting for a group of owners in respect to their joint sale of all titles in a multi-use building in the City of Melbourne. This matter involved:

  • drafting a joint venture agreement setting out the applicable procedures and regulating the relationship between the owners during the marketing, sale and settlement phases of the sale;
  • acting for the owners in respect to negotiations with bidders during the expression of interest phase;
  • facilitating entry into the contract of sale with the successful purchaser; and
  • attending to all conveyancing and settlement procedures and distribution of the proceeds of sale.

Development Victoria

Acting for Development Victoria in respect to the redevelopment and sale of a 20 hectare site in Parkville that was formerly the Athletes’ Village for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. This encompassed delivery of over 1,000 dwellings, retention and refurbishment of 11 heritage buildings and creation of wetlands and new parklands. Advising the State on its rights and responsibilities under the Project Delivery Agreement; financing, development, titling and subdivision aspects of the project and sale procedures.