Stephanie Patterson
Special Counsel
Kath Booth
Jackie Lazar
Andrew Vincent
Laura Driscoll
Special Counsel
Miriam Asar
Lucy Masters
Melissa Doran
Special Counsel

Chafeka Elias

Senior Associate

Chafeka always approaches her work with the aim of reaching a resolution sensibly and she focuses on quickly assessing the issues at hand. She is trusted by clients to give considered, practical and commercial advice, in line with her extensive experience in commercial and residential property transactions.

She has helped a variety of businesses achieve a wealth of impressive strategic objectives. Her property experience spans across M&A, sales and leasing (including large format leasing), throughout the retail, office and industrial sectors.

Chafeka has worked both in-house for ASX listed corporation, Woolworths Limited, as well as in private practice on a diverse range of property transactions.


Commercial Property; Retail

  • As a member of the Woolworths in-house legal team – Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) (Large) Legal Team of the Year, 2013
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws – University of Western Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – University of Western Sydney
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales
  • Acted for Centuria on the acquisition of four office assets for $500 million from Hines Global REIT, Inc.
  • Acted for Woolworths Group on large format leasing, transferring 69 Woolworths retail assets, sale and acquisitions of shopping centres and freehold asset. Also advised on the portfolio sale and lease back of 54 hotels and pubs by Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (partly owned subsidiary of Woolworths Group).
  • Acted on the sale and acquisitions of shopping centres and freestanding assets for an ASX listed REIT.