Stephen Hill

Stephen has established a reputation as a 'go to' lawyer for property matters in South Australia. He has significant experience in major project work, property development and market-leading acquisitions and divestments across a range of asset classes. Stephen acts for a number of Australia's largest institutional landlords, ASX-listed companies and private property investors and developers.

Stephen provides comprehensive transaction advisory support for urban infill projects, purpose-built commercial/industrial/residential developments and master planned communities. In addition, he manages landlord and tenant portfolio leasing services in the commercial, retail and industrial sectors.

Stephen’s in-depth knowledge and unwavering dedication to client service has created strong and enduring relationships with major organisations and Commonwealth/State government agencies. Stephen’s clients put a high value on his technical capability, transactional experience, responsiveness and commercially pragmatic advice.


Stephen’s expertise includes:

  • Real estate projects involving complex development and land facilitation agreements
  • Fund through acquisitions and disposals of land
  • Capital transactions across a range of asset classes
  • Ownership and development structuring (including joint ventures and co-ownership)
  • Due diligence
  • Contract/tender advice and preparation
  • Torrens and community title land divisions
  • Off-the-plan sales contracts for master planned communities and volume conveyancing services for settlements and encumbrance management
  • Major leases and agreements for lease
  • Commercial, industrial and retail stream leasing and setting up systems for the management of volume leasing for landlords and tenants

Recent Projects

  • Adelaide Oval: Advised on the development of the iconic Oval Hotel from its inception to completion.
  • Axiom Properties: Acted in the fund through divestments of the South Australian Emergency Services Command Centre and the Butler Homemaker Centre.
  • Renewal SA: Advised on the sale and development of the Glenside site, a significant urban infill project for the State.
  • Quintessential Equity: Acting in respect of all of QE’s South Australian property dealings, including the development of the $400 million Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre at Lot Fourteen, the acquisitions of CBD office towers at 30 Pirie Street, 100 and 431 King William Street, Adelaide and the purchase of a significant industrial facility at Port Adelaide
  • Channel Nine: Advised on the development of its studio complex in Perth and the divestment of land in North Adelaide.
  • Flinders Ports: Managing the industrial leasing portfolio of over 160 sites across seven ports for the State’s largest private port operator.
  • Commonwealth of Australia: Acting for Ministerial and Parliamentary Services regarding its leasing portfolio in South Australia.
  • The Salvation Army: Acted in relation to its national leasing portfolio for Salvos Stores.

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Recommended Lawyer, Property, Doyle’s Guide
  • Recognised Lawyer, Real Property Law, The Best Lawyers in Australia



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