Mary Pringle has more than 20 years’ experience as a real estate development lawyer in Perth and Sydney, both within law firms and in-house with a major resources company. Her practice extends over a wide range of matters, including development projects, acquisitions and disposals, subdivisions, joint ventures, asset management and commercial leasing (acting for both landlords and tenants).

    Mary is well known for her strong technical expertise, commerciality, responsiveness and negotiation skills.

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    • Acted for AMP in its AU$82 million sale to Investa of 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth. Most recently acted as legal team leader in relation to AMP’s proposed AU$750 million redevelopment of Garden City Shopping Centre (including real estate development work, contract negotiation and stamp duty, planning and construction advice).
    • After acting for Bankwest in relation to its leasing of the whole of Bankwest Tower and subsequent heads of agreement at Raine Square, acted for Bankwest in relation to the establishment of its national data centres located in Western Australia, including ongoing legal advice.
    • Acted for Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation on its AU$310 million acquisition from Dexus of a 50% stake in QV1, Perth CBD and ongoing co-ownership advice.
    • Acting for Far East Organization on its WA portfolio, including the AU$64 million acquisition of Luna Maxi Shopping Centre and AU$70 million acquisition of 109 St Georges Terrace as potential redevelopment sites. Work currently includes retail leasing at Watertown and Luna Maxi, and office leasing at 256 Adelaide Terrace.
    • Acted for Hawaiian for more than 18 years in buying suburban shopping centres and leasing the portfolio, including major tenancy negotiations. Work most recently included the pre-leasing and AU$37.85 million sale of The Colonnade, Subiaco.
    • Acted for ING on its redevelopment, pre-leasing and AU$475 million sale of Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City to Lendlease as part of ING’s Australian portfolio divesture, and thereafter acted for Lendlease on its WA retail portfolio.
    • Undertook the real estate work for MRA on the AU$75.4 million revitalisation of the iconic Scarborough Beach foreshore and its transformation into a world-class beachfront and tourism hotspot. An award-winning redevelopment with many issues and various stakeholders.
    • Acted for many years for a syndicate leader in connection with strategic acquisitions, leasing and disposals including shopping centres, office buildings and childcare centres.
    • Regularly act for mining and resources companies in connection with their entry into leases in the Perth CBD (including, most recently, Iluka Resources Limited in connection with two floors at 240 St Georges Terrace).
    • Acted for Woolworths Group for more than 18 years in connection with its retail operations in WA including supermarkets, liquor and petrol. Work has more recently included buying land, developing shopping centres and on-selling with anchor-related company leases in place.

    Education

    • University of Western Australia, LLB, BJuris

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Western Australia
    • Ranked in Doyle’s Guide 2019 as a pre-eminent WA real estate lawyer and by Australian Best Lawyers as the best commercial leasing lawyer WA 2019
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