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Our market-leading Property & Real Estate team is the go-to team for high value and complex real estate transactions and projects in New Zealand.

We provide advice to New Zealand's most sophisticated property investors and developers, including leading domestic and overseas funds and property institutions and corporate property owners/occupiers. Our clients include Goodman New Zealand, Precinct Properties, Kiwi Property, Logos, Lendlease, Woolworths, KiwiRail, Winton, Auckland International Airport, Ports of Auckland, JP Morgan, Fonterra, Genesis, SkyCity, Scentre Group and Oyster Property Group. These clients consistently trust us to provide support to them on their most important real estate projects and as a result we have been privileged to work on many of the market leading real estate investment and development projects.

Our combination of market knowledge, commercial focus, and quality legal advice means that we deliver results for our clients. Our work spans a broad spectrum of commercial property work, across the industrial, office, retail, hotel, infrastructure and agricultural and forestry sectors. We advise on acquisition and divestment, development, leasing, subdivisions, compulsory acquisition, joint ventures and property and hotel management arrangements.

Our team regularly involves other leading specialists from across the firm, including our:


What our clients say

"They provide clear and commercially focused advice and are responsive and client-focused". Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific guide, 'Tier 1'

They are "hardworking, commercial, smart and focused". Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide, 'Tier 1'


Our experience includes advising:

  • Charter Hall on the acquisition of two significant petrol station portfolios across New Zealand.
  • Winton in its acquisition of the property and business assets of the marina, hardstand and dry stack facility known as Pier 21. 
  • Kiwi Property Holdings Limited on the sale of the Northlands Shopping Centre in Christchurch, one of the city's largest shopping centres. 
  • Stamford Group on the sale of the property and business it operated at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland to a consortium comprising the CP Group, in association with Alvarium Investments and Archipelago Group.
  • Summerset on multiple acquisitions of land for the development of retirement villages from the drafting of the SPAs, completing due diligence, assisting with subdivision and pre-settlement matters, through to settlement. 
  • Goodman Property Trust on the acquisition, development and divestment of industrial and office properties in its portfolio, including the acquisition and development of Highbrook Business Park.
  • Precinct on its development of Commercial Bay, Auckland and the sale of the ANZ Centre, Auckland.
  • Auckland International Airport on its development of The Landing business and industrial park, and the capital works programme to the terminal and aviation assets.
  • JP Morgan on the establishment of Industre, its industrial property joint venture with Stride
  • Fonterra, Genesis and Lion in their head office relocations.
  • Kiwi Property on its joint venture with Tainui in relation to Centre Place North, Hamilton, and its sale of the Majestic Centre, Wellington
  • NZ Propco on its acquisition of the Todd Property Group assets
  • Logos and its joint venture partners (AustralianSuper and GIC) on the acquisition and development of Wiri Logistics Estate and Otahuhu Logistics Estate
  • Oyster on its acquisition of Home Straight, Hamilton, Pastoral House, Wellington and the Albany Lifestyle Centre
  • Progressive Enterprises on its major mixed-use retail development at Vinegar Lane, Ponsonby, Auckland.
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