Media Release – Ash St. Legal & Advisory welcomes new Director for Property in Sydney – Luke Ayres


Ash St. Legal & Advisory is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Ayres as Director for Property, effective 13th May 2024.

With over two decades of experience in property law, Luke brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm having worked in-house for major companies such as Brookfield, Mirvac and Woolworths and top-tier private practice law firms.

In addition to his real property experience, Luke also possesses significant knowledge and awareness of the relevant issues impacting Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (AREITs), including corporate governance, tax, compliance, and foreign investment rules.

“We are thrilled to welcome Luke to our team. Luke’s extensive background provides him with a well-rounded perspective and insight into managing the key issues in complex property projects and transactions. Our clients will benefit greatly,” says Marylyn (Lyn) Woods, Director, and CEO.

A former Special Counsel with Holding Redlich, Luke’s areas of specialisation include commercial, industrial, retail, residential, and multi-use property development and titling matters, sales and acquisitions, development management, complex commercial leasing, asset management, facilities management, and corporate and financing transactions.

“His wealth of experience and proven track record in real property law will be invaluable as we continue to provide our clients with top-tier legal representation,” said Peter Shaw (Co-founder and Director).

Throughout his career, Luke has been involved in many significant transactions, including the sale of major shopping centres, the acquisition of strategic development sites and the negotiation and documentation of complex lease agreements, including redevelopment rights. Luke has also been involved in large-scale development projects and joint ventures, such as the EY Tower in Sydney and the Green Square development in Sydney.

Ash St. is a legal advisory business which prides itself on being focused on finding solutions for clients. Their team of lawyers have decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, projects and finance, information technology, intellectual property, real property, and employment law.

Media contact
Marylyn (Lyn) Woods CEO & Director
CEO & Director Phone 0409 122 991