Shannon Davies


LLB, BSc (Computer Science)
Admitted 2006

Contact details
Telephone: +61 8 6168 5632
Mobile: +61 403 339 178

Shannon practises in general front-end commercial law, with a particular focus on commercial real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in acquisitions and divestments (including real estate, assets and shares), foreign investment applications, real estate developments, commercial leasing, State taxes (land tax, transfer duty and landholder duty), loan arrangements, securities, and other general property and commercial matters.

Shannon acts for a wide range of clients, and maintains an established network of connections with professionals in the Western Australian real estate industry.

He was previously the property law course director for the Piddington Society’s practical legal training program, and an instructor for several years on the property law components of the Leo Cussen Centre for Law’s articled clerks and practical legal training programs.

In addition, Shannon is a current member of the Property Council of Australia's Retail and Hotels Committee (having previously served as Deputy Chair of the Council's Retail Management Committee), is a past sponsor of the Council’s 500 Women in Property program, and has participated as a mentor in the Council’s Future Leaders initiative.

Shannon has most recently been ranked as a leading lawyer in the 2024 Doyle's Guide listings of Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers and Leading Leasing Lawyers, having also been ranked as a recommended lawyer in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. He has also achieved recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for Leasing Law, and in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers for both Leasing Law and Real Property Law. Previously, Shannon was a Business News 40under40 Winner in the professional services category, and the 2016 winner of the Property Council’s WA Future Leaders Award in the advisory and transactions category.

Outside of law, Shannon is a life member of the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club, and a co-founder of the Ethan Davies Fellowship, which facilitates collaborative paediatric brain cancer research between the Telethon Kids Institute and other research institutes around the world.

Doyles Guide Recommended Logo
Property - Recommended - 2021
Property - Recommended - 2022
Property - Recommended - 2023
Property - Leading - 2024
Leasing - Leading - 2024

Example experience

  • Acted for a real estate private equity firm on the $9M acquisition of an industrial site
  • Acted for a participating syndicate on the $14.5M divestment of a blue-chip industrial site to a local government
  • Acted for a developer on an $8.6M fund-through acquisition and development of a metropolitan day hospital
  • Acted for a real estate private equity firm on the acquisition of a West Perth office asset (which had been acquired by the seller at a price of $46.5M)
  • Acted for a Singaporean company on the $42M divestment of Forrestfield Forum and Forrestfield Marketplace to Hawaiian
  • Acted for the seller on the $13.6M divestment of Millstream Shopping Centre to Silverleaf Investments
  • Acted for a Queensland-based buyer on the $6.8M acquisition of Collie Central Shopping Centre from Charter Hall REIT
  • Acted for the seller on the $24M divestment of an agricultural equipment and machinery business
  • Acted for the seller on a company share divestment which resulted in Little Real Estate’s entry into the Perth inner-urban residential real estate market