Mitchell appointed Napier & Blakeley International Chairman

Peter_Mitchell - reducedHIGHLY regarded property executive Peter Mitchell has been appointed non-executive chairman of Napier & Blakeley International.

Napier & Blakeley managing director Alastair Walker said the appointment is part of the group’s continued expansion into Asia.

“Peter brings to N&B a huge array of skills and contacts and as a lawyer has worked in due diligence throughout Asia in the past. His understanding of the Asian property market is second to none.

“He also has extensive networks in all major Asian economies and a deep understanding of their cultures and business practices,” he added.

Walker said Napier & Blakeley has worked for Singaporean clients for over two decades and have actively been involved in the region for almost 10 years.

“We have provided technical due diligence for around 75% of all international property investors coming into Australia, and formalising Peter’s involvement via his chairmanship will strengthen the links to these and other international investors and facilitate the development of greater capability to provide TDD services to them, as well as outbound Australian clients within Asia itself, pushing to Europe,” Walker continued.

Mitchell was most recently CEO of APREA in Singapore, having developed the association from a small 40-member body to almost 200 members globally. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley Sponsors APREA Event

In early October, Napier & Blakeley in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), sponsored and ran the 2nd Australian Real Estate Update half day seminar in Singapore.

This year’s event was co-sponsored by International Property Group, Norton Rose and the Trust Company.

Topics that were covered included an overview of the Australian real estate market, the investment decision making process, technical due diligence, MIT regime changes, Foreign Investment Review Board requirements, acquisition case studies, structures deployed to acquire assets in Australia, and capital allowances, after tax analysis and capital gains tax from a depreciation perspective. Continue reading