Sally-Ann Rowland

Special Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

T:+61 2 9330 8807
T:+61 2 9330 8807
Sally-Ann Rowland

Sally-Ann Rowland


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Sally-Ann Rowland is a real estate lawyer based in Sydney but acting predominantly on assets in Victoria. She has broad experience in real estate including acquisitions and disposals (shopping centres, industrial facilities) fund through development projects, complex leasing and pre-building agreements for lease and lease (commercial and industrial sites), energy (due diligence and tenure arrangements for wind, solar and gas projects) and land subdivisions (residential estates, apartments and childcare). Sally-Ann has worked for a variety of clients over the years including developers, financial institutions, statutory bodies, landlords and tenants.

Professional experience

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  • Macquarie University, Bachelor of Laws (honours), 2011
  • Columbia University, Masters in Fine Art, 2002
  • University of South Australia, Bachelor of Visual Arts, 1997
  • University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Arts (honours), 1996


  • JY Haben – acted for Haben in the acquisition from Blackstone of the Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre (160+ specialty tenancies anchored by Woolworths, Hoyts and Aldi) located in Melbourne's east.
  • Nufarm - acting on the sale of a contaminated former industrial facility in suburban Melbourne.
  • Calvary Healthcare - acting for Calvary Healthcare in development of a retirement village in Victoria.
  • ESR Investment Management – acted for ESR in relation to the purchase of Blackstone's Milestone Logistics Portfolio comprising 45 assets over 3.6 million square metres across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and reportedly Australia's largest-ever direct property transaction.
  • GM Holden Ltd – acted for GMH in relation to the disposal of multiple former industrial sites in Victoria and South Australia with complex historical contaminating uses and environmental risk profiles.
  • Reserve Bank of Australia – acted on the tender process and sale of its headquarters at 60 Collins Street, Melbourne, reported in the press as sold to Dexus for AUD$160 million.
  • BP – acted on the AU$1.8 billion acquisition of approximately 550 leasehold service stations throughout Australia from Woolworths.
  • Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission (Diocese of Melbourne) Ltd – acted in relation to the purchase of land and development of a school as part of a new residential estate in Victoria.
  • LaSalle Investment Management – acted for LaSalle Investment Management for the acquisition of an office building at 380 Docklands Drive, Docklands and landlord leasing for 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
  • Stockland residential estates – acted for Stockland on the structuring and delivery of residential estates in Victoria and specialist advice on Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) structuring.
  • Peet Limited – acted for Peet providing specialist advice on GAIC structuring for residential estates in Victoria.
  • VEDT Management Pty Ltd – acted for VEDT in relation to the acquisition, development and leasing of childcare centres across Australia including the sale of 9 childcare centres to Arena REIT Management in 2017.
  • Arena REIT Management – acted for Arena 2015 – 2017 in relation to the acquisition, development and leasing of childcare centres across Australia.


  • AEO and its related entities – acted on tenure arrangements for the Ararat Terminal Station synchronous condenser project, Victoria.
  • QIC – acted in relation to the real estate aspects of the installation of rooftop solar systems, electric vehicle charging stations and battery energy storage systems at retail sites.
  • LOGOS Property – acted in relation to the real estate aspects of the installation of rooftop solar systems at retail and industrial sites.
  • Bungala solar farm – acted on real estate due diligence on the acquisition the 275 MW Bungala solar farm by an international consortium comprised of Enel Green Power and a Dutch Infrastructure Fund.
  • Gannawarra solar farm – advised Wirsol Energy on the real estate aspects of the 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm in Kerang, Victoria.
  • Baringhup and Echuca solar farm – advised RES Australia Pty Ltd on due diligence, option deeds and lease agreements for solar farms in Baringhup and Echuca, Victoria.
  • South Australian solar farms – acted on real estate due diligence for a proposed acquisition and development of 30 MW projects in South Australia.
  • Lincoln Gap wind farm – acted on real estate due diligence for a 212 MW windfarm in South Australia.
  • Wangaratta solar farm – acted on real estate due diligence for a 20 MW solar farm in North Wangaratta, Victoria.
  • Murra Warra wind farm – acted on real estate due diligence for a windfarm capacity of 226MW, in Horsham, Victoria.


  • Metcash – acting for Metcash (as tenant) for an agreement to lease and lease for development of a distribution centre for Mitre 10 located in Ravenhall, Victoria.
  • Stockland – acting for Stockland for leasing of industrial estates in Melbourne.
  • Australian Academy of Music – acting for ANAM (as tenant) for an agreement to lease and lease for the re-development of the South Melbourne Town Hall.
  • Avery Dennison – acted for Avery Dennison (as tenant) for an agreement to sublease and sublease for development of industrial premises at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.
  • Coles – acted for Coles entities on retail and industrial leasing, site acquisition and GAIC structuring.
  • JR Group – acted for JR Group for landlord leasing in Melbourne.
  • Amazon – acted for Amazon for tenant leasing in Melbourne.
  • Accenture Limited – acted for Accenture for tenant leasing in Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • The Trust Company Limited – acted for the Trust Company in relation to the leasing of police stations and court buildings to the State of Victoria.
  • Participant in the Property Council of Australia 500 Women in Property, 2019
  • Member of Victorian Women Lawyers, 2019