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Tracey Jordan

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Ms Jordan is a real estate lawyer with over 25 years' experience in property, property funds management, leasing and property development. Her property experience includes advising on sales and acquisitions, due diligence, development and commercial and retail leasing.

She advises both government and private clients on areas of commercial property transactions and developments, planning, and retail and commercial leasing. Her property funds expertise includes fund establishment, asset and investment management, and the acquisition and disposal of interests in property funds.

Ms Jordan clients benefit from her private practice experience and her commercial acumen and concise, solutions-based approach.

Professional Background

Prior to K&L Gates, Ms Jordan was General Counsel for the Charter Hall Group and National Head of Funds Management for the Stockland Group.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Non-executive Director of Sydney Philharmonia Limited, and Chair of the Governance Committee for the Sydney Philharmonia (May 2017 to date)
  • Member, Legal Working Committee advising the ACT Asbestos Taskforce
  • Member of the Property Council of Australia Committee for the National Leasing Reform Project, (2004 – 2008)
  • Member, ACT Racing Appeals Tribunal (2004 – 2007)  

Speaking Engagements

  • Various seminars as in-house Counsel to service providers (law firms, accounting firms) on aspects of client management and in-house legal issues
  • Internal seminars as in-house Counsel to the various businesses on key leasing issues, joint venture arrangements and the role of directors on boards
  • External client seminars on ACT crown leasing issues and the development process in the ACT
  • Internal and external seminars for both the ACT Law Society and the ACT Division of the Property Council of Australia on the new asbestos laws and planning laws within the ACT in 2004 and 2005, and planning laws

Additional Information

  • Property Council of Australia (ACT Division) Planning Reform Submission in 2005
Property Acquisitions and Disposals
  • As in-house Counsel, provision of legal advice and management of acquisitions and disposals of property, across office, industrial, retail, pubs and retirement living sectors
  • In private practice:
    • Mirvac: commercial leasing for the ACT property portfolio, and acquisitions and disposals;
    • AMP: commercial and retail leasing;
    • Woolworths: acquisitions and disposals, development of Gungahlin Town Centre;
    • QIC: commercial leasing, acquisitions and disposals and development/planning advice;
    • Australian National University: development of new student accommodation precinct;
    • Commonwealth Government: leasing, acquisitions and disposals for the Australian National Audit Office, Civil Aviation Safety Authority;
    • Challenger: leasing, and acquisitions and disposals;
    • Private developers: joint ventures, leasing, and acquisitions and disposals.

Funds Management and Finance
  • Advising on debt refinancing arrangements for funds, funds establishment, fund raisings, and joint venture arrangements
  • Provision of legal advice and management of lease portfolios across office, industrial, and retail sectors

  • Assisting with the creation and listing of Charter Hall Long WALE REIT, a real estate investment trust involving 8 stapled entities
  • Provision of legal advice on governance and risk issues to various retail and wholesale entity boards, and investment committees