Matthew Lyons

Matthew Lyons

Principal Property and Projects | Brisbane
07 3231 0626 mlyons@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Matthew Lyons has the enviable ability to make a deal happen. With 29 years of delivering services in the property, property development, and property finance field, Matthew has proven himself to be an unwavering asset to the McInnes Wilson Lawyers’ team. Matthew has many years’ experience acting for private and public developers in Queensland. He has led the legal teams for the acquisition, development and disposal of international hotels, large retail shopping centres, high rise office buildings and an integrated resort development.

He excels at building long lasting relationships with clients, having maintained many professional partnerships for decades. 

Adding to his exceptional service offerings, Matthew has gained significant commercial experience spending five years acting as the CEO of Doyle Group, guiding them to develop and sell over $200m of industrial property in South East Queensland, as well as establishing and undertaking a series of rural ventures.

Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Real Property Law
Best Lawyers Australia 2019 Edition

Matthew's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Matthew's Expertise

  • Commercial and Industrial property development, sales, acquisitions and leasing
  • Land development projects incorporating joint venture arrangements
  • Community Titles Scheme development and sales
  • Pre-lease developments — acquisitions and sales

Matthew's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia

Matthew's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

High density residential developments

Work Undertaken

Site acquisition, due diligence, pre-sale preparation, project finance, body corporate advice and project sales for in excess of 1,000 apartments in the past year.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Pre-lease asset development

Work Undertaken

Structuring pre-lease asset agreements for the developer/investor/builder including Development Agreements, Contracts, Agreements for Lease, Building Contracts, Construction Leases and Multi-party debt/security Agreements.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Shopping centre and commercial building sales and acquisitions

Work Undertaken

Tender terms and tender administration, Contract preparation and negotiation, data room establishment and preparation, due diligence investigations and conveyancing.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Development site acquisition and development

Work Undertaken

Acquiring sites for development including site investigation, Contract preparation including structuring work, Government negotiation, Council negotiation, development approval advice and development advice.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Development Finance

Work Undertaken

Preparation and negotiation of project senior and junior debt arrangements including real property and corporate securities.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Land development and sales

Work Undertaken

Site acquisition, development approval advice, Council agreements, pre-sales contract preparation, project funding and sales including house and land packages and joint venture arrangements for private and public developments.