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Ed Kinloch

Senior Associate

Real Estate & Construction


Ed is a commercial property specialist with a focus on overseas investment, commercial and industrial development projects, rural land, primary sector industries, and renewable energy.

Ed is a trusted advisor, known for his ability to work through complex legal issues and provide practical advice to his clients. Ed's clients include some of New Zealand's largest companies and institutional property investors.


Ed’s experience includes advising:

  • Logos Property on the acquisition of large-scale industrial redevelopment sites in South Auckland, and the development of a logistics hub.

  • An ASX-listed green energy company on the leasing and staged development of a greenfield industrial site for its first New Zealand facility.

  • Precinct Properties on construction, development and leasing matters related to its development of Wynyard Quarter in Auckland.

  • A number of renewable energy companies in securing rural land for solar farm projects.

  • An offshore green investment fund on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a New Zealand renewable energy producer.

  • A number of food producers in relation to land acquisition, leasing and portfolio management of their agricultural, horticultural and viticultural properties across New Zealand.

  • A forestry management company in its role as the licensed manager of forestry-based managed investment schemes, in the lead up to harvesting.

  • An NZX-listed entity on the sale and leaseback of its industrial assets.


LLB(Hons), University of Waikato.
BA (Hons), University of Auckland.


Ed first joined Russell McVeagh in 2017. In 2022, Ed left the firm to return to the Waikato region, where he worked for another New Zealand firm. Ed rejoined Russell McVeagh in December 2023.

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