Property & Real Estate

Some of the biggest players in Pakistan’s property and real estate market come to ABS & Co. because of our team’s deep knowledge and insight of this sector.

Property & Real Estate

Our team works in pairs across different practice areas to provide our clients with integrated, seamless and robust advice.

Our property and real estate practice has worked on some of the most important development projects that demand the highest level of technical and industry knowledge. This experience encompasses advising on the construction, development and financing of housing societies, industrial estates, 5-star hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf clubs, apartment complexes and other high-rise buildings.

Drawing from our experience of working with developers, sponsors, local governments and development authorities, our team is fully equipped to anticipate and navigate the changes in property and real estate development that may affect our clients’ businesses. Some of our lawyers in this practice area have advised on drafting town planning regulations, zoning laws, eREIT regulations and bringing changes to the master plan of at least two major cities in Pakistan. This puts our property and real estate practice ahead of our competitors and explains why we are the first choice for the biggest players in this market.

Some of our key highlights include advising:

  • M. Properties in their capacity as the project developers of Royal Palm Golf and Country Club in Lahore
  • Shins-Cara Private Limited in relation to the development of a 5-star resort including a hotel, shopping mall and theme-park over 26.5 acres of land
  • KPEZDMC in relation to the establishment and development of the 1600 acre Rashakai Economic Zone for an approximate value of USD 1 billion 
  • A major business group on legal aspects and agreements for the development of three Sheraton 5-Star Hotels, Spa & Gold Resorts in Pakistan including negotiating terms with Starwood Groups and other third parties
  • A Silicon Valley start-up on providing an eREIT platform for pooling small-sized assets and investing them in real estate using FinTech
  • AM99 in relation to the construction of a 5-star hotel, beach resort and service apartments and mixed-use residential, commercial and industrial facility in Gwadar
  • Mughals Pakistan in relation to the construction of the 5-star Serena Hotel Project in Lahore for a total value of PKR 5 billion
  • Palm Hospitality in relation to the construction, service operation and lease agreement of a major hotel project in Lahore
  • DHA Islamabad and DHA Rawalpindi in relation to various housing projects with Bahria Town, Habib Rafique Pvt. Ltd. and other entities
  • NCA Foundation in relation to the development of a housing society including land acquisition, sale/purchase agreements and other development agreements
  • KPEZDMC on development of an expo center in Peshawar for an approximate value of USD 3.5 million
  • NESCOM in relation to the development of housing society for a total value of PKR 150 million
  • Al-Imam Enterprises and reviewed EPC contracts for the construction of an important project near the Pak-Afghan Border
  • Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company with respect to the development of a Golf & Country Club in the M-3 Industrial City along with the construction of low-income labor colony within the industrial area
  • KP Economic Zones Development Management Company with respect to the Concession Agreement and the acquisition, procurement and development agreements for the 1000 acre Hattar Industrial Project for a total value of USD 1 billion
  • A major real estate developer in the construction and development of a recreational and sports facility at Mangla
  • Shahzad Builders in relation to the construction of a multi-storey building
  • Engro Corp in relation to a major tenancy dispute 
  • McDonald’s in relation to a tenancy dispute over one of its major restaurants in Faisalabad 

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