Gail Reade

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Gail Reade

Gail Reade


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Gail Reade is a real estate lawyer based in Brisbane.  She has extensive experience in retail, commercial and industrial leasing acting for both landlords and tenants nationally, as well as acquisitions and disposals of commercial, industrial and rural property. 

Professional experience

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  • Supreme Court of Queensland 2011
  • National retail franchisors (Grill'd, Shaver Shop, San Churro, Banjo's Bakeries, Sporting Globe and Koko Black) - Lease reviews and negotiations with major and non-major landlords across Australia, preparation of franchisee outlet licences as well as general leasing advice and disputes
  • Primewest, APN Industria, Growthpoint - Drafting and negotiation of lease documentation for retail and commercial space acting for listed and unlisted real estate investment trusts and property funds
  • General Electric - Various leasing transactions for office and industrial space in Victoria and Queensland for General Electric group companies
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council - State land transactions including trustee leases and permits for use of land by community groups
  • A range of landlord and tenant clients - On their rights and obligations under the COVID-19 leasing legislation, as well as FIRB applications for lease transactions caught under recent FIRB changes
  • Two major IGA franchisees - Acquisitions and disposals of IGA franchises and associated retail lease transactions throughout south-east Queensland
  • Newcastle Permanent Building Society - Retail leases and licence transactions in relation to branch and ATM locations in shopping centres across NSW
  • Jewel and Hotel Indigo - Liquor licence applications for commercial hotel licences and commercial special facility licences for major hotel developments in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
  • Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development  - Licensing arrangements as part of the establishment of an 'innovation hub' for entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • English