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About Dorian

Dorian specialises in large-scale commercial and mixed-use developments, sales and acquisitions.

He represents some of Australia’s leading corporate real estate clients, advising on matters from the initial acquisition, structuring and development phase through to completion and sales.

He acts for a range of clients, including private developers and investors, joint venture parties and institutional companies.

Dorian joined the firm in 2012 and was admitted to practice in 2013. He has since specialised in developments, sales and acquisitions and was appointed as a partner in 2021.

Practice focus

Dorian’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • large-scale development and construction projects, including commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties
  • large-scale sales and acquisitions of commercial and retail properties
  • commercial leasing, and
  • Foreign Investment Review Board matters.


Dorian has acted for a number of Australia’s leading commercial property investors and developers, including:

Development projects

  • MAB Corporation: in relation to:
    • securing the development rights for existing public housing sites in Preston, Northcote and North Melbourne under the Victorian State Government’s Public Housing Renewal Program, and
    • all aspects associated with the development of NewQuay Docklands, including the development and sale of the Quest tower to Ascott
  • Gurner™ & Qualitas: in relation to
    • partial acquisition of Melbourne’s historic Chapel Street ‘Jam Factory’ landmark alongside existing owner Newmark Capital and future re-development of the site into a leading mixed-use precinct valued at $1.4 billion, and
    • their $1.2 billion build-to-rent development fund
  • Gurner™: on the development rights for the re-development of 81-95 Burnley Street, Richmond into a mixed-use retail, residential, office and community precinct valued at $800 million
  • Beck Property Group: on the development of Caulfield Village mixed-use project in eastern Melbourne, including the sale and fund-through development of a build-to-rent residential and retail complex at Caulfield Village to Blackstone Group valued over $300 million
  • Make Ventures: on a joint venture with AustralianSuper in relation to future build-to-rent-(to-own) residential developments
  • Assemble Properties: in relation to the build-to-rent-(to-own) development at Thompson Street, Kensington
  • Steadfast Capital: in relation to the redevelopment of the Walk Arcade into a hotel and retail complex
  • BPM Corporation: in relation to the sale and fund-through development of 33 King Street, Melbourne (Quincy Hotel)
  • Bensons Property Group: in relation to the management and letting rights at various Bensons’ developments, and
  • Supalai: in relation to its investment in a $1 billion master-planned communities project, Smiths Lane in Victoria’s Clyde North.

Sales & acquisitions

  • Medical Properties Trust: in relation to its acquisition of a portfolio of 11 hospitals across Australia for $1.25 billion
  • Pacific Group: in relation to the sale of a 50% interest in both Pacific Werribee and Pacific Epping to QIC for a combined value of $1 billion
  • Highpoint Property Group: on the sale of the Highpoint Group’s 25% stake in Highpoint Shopping Centre to the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund for $680 million
  • Grollo Australia: on its co-ownership arrangements at Rialto as part of the 50% interest sale from St Martins to Dexus
  • MAB Corporation: in relation to the sale of a 50% interest in Uni Hill Factory Outlets to Vicinity for $68.7 million
  • Heathbridge: in relation to the sale of Burwood One Shopping Centre for approximately $200 million and
  • City Harbour: on the sale of two office buildings (and an associated 163 car park podium) located at Melbourne’s Docklands for $150 million.

Awards & recognition

Dorian is recognised as a leading lawyer by various international guides to lawyers and law firms, including:

  • Best Lawyers® International: leasing law, and
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: real estate.

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