Brian Schech

Principal  |  Real Estate & Projects

(07) 3231 0602

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Brian is a people-focused professional who remains responsive to all those around him and excels at any task required.

Brian is a Principal in the firm's Commercial Property division with prior experience in South Africa and the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Specializing in commercial property transactions and property development, Brian has a strong understanding of how the property market functions. He is 'client-centric and prides himself on his exceptional turnaround times. He provides valued advice for fund managers, institutional clients, public and private developers, property trusts, and government-owned corporations in commercial and residential property transactions.

Brian regularly advises clients on transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential sites, retail shopping centres and hotels, including undertaking vendor and purchaser due diligence investigations and reports.

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Qualifications

Bachelor Of Arts, University Of Natal
Bachelor Of Laws, University Of Natal
Graduate Diploma In Applied Law, The University Of Queensland

Community Involvement

Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

Department of Housing and Public Works
Construction
Client problem

Brian was requested by his client, the Department of Housing and Public Works, to engage in and prepare a probity plan, as well as draft project agreements for a significant project in a very short timeframe.

outcome achieved

Brian's involvement included:

  • the preparation of the request for offer for the interested parties,
  • preparation and finalising the draft project agreement to be included in the request for offer,
  • assisting the Department and the probity advisor in formulating the probity plan,
  • attending formal meetings of proponents presenting their offer to the Department,
  • helping the Department in analysing and understanding proponents offers,
  • updating the project agreement to include commercial terms agreed with successful proponent's,
  • undertaking all property related matters including the preparation of sale contracts and related documents concerning the sale of each stage in the project, and
  • current and ongoing advice to the Department concerning the terms of the project agreement.
Gasworks Parkside
Construction
Client problem

Brian's client, a developer, faced a large scale residential development with complicated titling structures and easements with adjoining properties. His client required speedy preparation and delivery of contracts to ensure they could sell residential units within a defined timeframe.

outcome achieved

Acting for the developer in a project known as “Haven Newstead”, Brian delivered legal services for the entire project, including:

  • preparation of all presale contracts and disclosure documents, development funding documents and arrangements,
  • preparing and finalizing agreements for lease and retail leases for the retail component and completing settlements of all the presale contracts.

He also advised on a complex titling arrangement that included existing volumetric plans, volumetric easements and Building Management Statements that were required to be incorporated into the documents to ensure that access to and from the adjoining buildings and basements were secured in favour of the new development.

SEQWater
Construction
Client problem

Brian's client, SEQWater, required detailed advice confirming they had secured tenure over 200 properties spanning 95km to ensure they could complete the Northern Pipeline Interconnector construction.

outcome achieved

Brian’s engagement included conducting large scale due diligence property enquiries to confirm the tenure of approximately 200 properties traversing over the area containing the Interconnector pipeline.


Brian advised resumption easements under the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 (Qld), Land Act 1994 (Qld) and Land Title Act 1994 (Qld). He also advised the client on an existing registered easement to the Department of Transport and Main Roads and conducted searches on all relevant properties.

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Brian Schech's INSIGHTS

Update on Lease Negotiations Under COVID-19 – Queensland Retail and Commercial Leases – Extension of Relief Period
Rent Negotiations Under COVID-19 – Queensland Retail and Commercial Leases

April 8, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

National Cabinet Mandatory Leasing Code of Conduct

March 30, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

COVID-19 – Moratorium on Rent Payments for Commercial and Retail Leases

March 30, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

Landlords and Tenants – Navigating Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

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