Lizzie Knight




Adept at anticipating and resolving complex legal issues, Lizzie specialises in complex and high profile real estate transactions with a focus on foreign inbound investment. 

She is known for championing her clients’ objectives across the spectrum of real estate transactions including capital transactions, platform creation, joint ventures and disposals by corporate structure and foreign investment.

Lizzie has advised on some of the largest foreign investments in Australian real estate.

With 25 years' experience, she has been actively and continuously engaged in this space for over 10 years, and her views are regularly sought after by PE Funds and corporate clients. 

Having previously lived and worked in Shanghai and Bangkok (during the currency crisis), Lizzie understands the key elements of successful deal execution. 

Lizzie is passionate about real estate and policy reform.  She ensures clients and the real estate industry have a voice that is heard on key issues that are driving the national agenda and delivering important policy outcomes.  

Her commitment to reform means Lizzie appreciates the changing landscape of real estate and proactively advises on ESG and proptech initiatives as value drivers for real estate.  She looks to creative solutions to address the evolving way we live and work and the impact on the built environment post COVID.

Key deals

UNSW Health Translation Hub, New South Wales

Advising ISPT on its investment in the UNSW Health Translation Hub comprising property fund manager ISPT, and super funds HESTA and UniSuper and developer Plenary Group, to partner with UNSW Sydney to develop the circa AUD600 million Health Translation Hub (HTH) project in the heart of the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct.

Bringing together clinicians, researchers, educators and public health, the UNSW Health Translation Hub is set to open in 2025 and will drive excellence and the rapid translation of research, innovation and education into patient care at Randwick. The development will target industry leading ESG objectives that include a target 6-Star Green Star Rating, net zero carbon emissions, full electrification, 100% renewable energy, PV solar installation and a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating.

Cross Road Homemaker Centre

Advising Ashe Morgan and Blackrock on the AUD280 million sale of Crossroads Homemaker Centre to La Salle. The Crossroads Homemaker Centre is one of Australia’s biggest homemaker centres and the sale price marked the second largest sale on record for the large format retail sector. With large format retail performing strongly during the pandemic and record demand for industrial and logistics space, the homemaker centre itself and the size of the landholding attracted strong interest.

Industrial Portfolio

Advising Blackstone on the establishment of joint venture with Fife Capital and the acquisition of a logistics portfolio comprising some 30 properties and the subsequent sale of the portfolio for AUD850 million to PGIM Real Estate and Manulife.

Harbour Town Outlet

Advising Lewis Land on the sale by co-owner Lendlease of its AUD350 million interest in the Harbour Town outlet mall to Vicinity and advising on the new co-owner arrangements including a Co-Owners Agreement, Property Management Agreement and Leasing Management Agreement.

Infrastructure rental receivables

Advising Landmark on the establishment of AUD500 million global joint venture with OPTrust and the acquisition by that joint venture of rental streams from infrastructure leases and the securitisation of those rental streams. Subsequently advising Landmark on the Australian law aspects of the USD342 million sale of Landmark Dividend to Digital Bridge including the pre-emptive arrangements with OPTrust.