about counsel

Counsel is an independent commercial real estate tenant advisory & transaction firm.

We help our clients optimise their organisation’s performance and achieve their objectives by making smart decisions about real estate.

We have significant experience having been involved in some of the largest real estate tenancy transactions in Australia.

We only represent tenants and occupiers. We are not leasing agents nor landlord representatives and we have no commercial relationships with landlords or developers.

We have no conflicts of interest when we work proactively to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients.

Planning & Strategy

Tenant Advisory

Transaction Management

We proved tenancy advice to public & private companies and Government organisations across the following sectors:

  • Finance
  • Resources
  • Banking
  • Health
  • Legal
  • Services
  • Real Estate
  • Film & Television
  • Technology


We work hard to make sure our clients occupy the right property, at the right cost with the right conditions ...read more



We are completely independent but not impartial… we only act for you ...read more

No Playbooks

No Playbooks

We think playbooks lead to missed opportunities. Each of our clients has a unique combination of circumstances and organisational objectives ...read more



We use existing relationships and market knowledge to develop solutions quickly, without complication and then, we execute effectively ...read more



What we’ve achieved for our clients and what they say about us ...read more

Mills Oakley

“Emil and Steve saved us significant time and money, helping us to navigate the issues in a professional and highly proactive manner. The deal was “dead” on a number of occasions but the Counsel Team’s innovative structuring and tenacity eliminated the roadblocks and they were instrumental in us achieving an outstanding outcome for our new Sydney Office. We are grateful.
At Mills Oakley, our people are incisive, accountable and fearless in our commitment for our clients and we found the Counsel team was exactly the same.”

Julian Ramasamy - COO, Mills Oakley

“Emil understood our position and using his clear understanding of the office leasing market drivers, made clear, pragmatic recommendations.
As a result of Emil’s input, we were able to secure excellent terms on a new lease, providing budget certainty, eliminating risk and creating an opportunity through our workplace.”

Jon Wright - CFO, LEAP Global Services


“From the outset, Emil’s quick grasp of our key drivers saved us substantial executive time as he guided us through 2 transactions which achieved significant cost benefits and impressive improvements to our Group’s physical environment.
We always found his advice professional, accurate and highly practical and we were never in any doubt that he was acting in our best interest.”

Mark Jacobs - Executive General Manager, Yancoal Australia

Alternative Media

“We found that they delivered an extremely effective solution for our company, within budget and the timeframe we agreed at the start of the project. They were very proactive in ensuring that interests were protected throughout the process, particularly in supporting our legal team to negotiate the key aspects of the new lease.”

Lance Goodman - CEO, Alternative Media

“We saved a considerable amount of executive time dealing with a team that understood our needs and could act effectively on our behalf to deliver a great result”.

John Heffernan - Qi Wealth



office: Suite 2, Level 16, No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
post: GPO Box 280, Sydney, NSW 2001


(+61) 419 801 062




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