Welcome John Avery

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to welcome John Avery to the firm as a Consultant with specialist expertise in land tax.

John has had a distinguished 36 year career in tax, recently retiring from Frasers Property Group where he was General Manager, Taxation. During his tenure at Frasers, he was a leader in the tax policy work undertaken by Property Council of Australia. Real estate investors and developers will benefit from his deep expertise in advising industry on property tax issues and, most notably, his unique expertise in land tax.

Land tax is a significant annual cost for real estate investors and developers which warrants more attention than it generally receives. It is becoming an increasingly important consideration with a number of states recently introducing surcharges where foreign owners have a substantial interest in residential land. John’s experience in advising on and accessing the various real estate developers land tax concessions is of even greater importance in light of these new surcharges. John also offers clients market-leading insightgleaned from his long history of successfully managing Frasers’ overall land tax position.

Greenwoods is a leading Australian provider of revenue law services to the real estate sector. The addition of John to our Real Estate team further ensures that our clients benefit from the best tax technical and practical expertise covering the broadest range of property-related tax issues.

If you would like more information about our land tax services, please contact Andrew White or John Avery.