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Russell McVeagh

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Standout group offering a broad array of expertise to clients negotiating complex property transactions and land developments in New Zealand. Noted for assisting major corporate clients on real estate joint ventures, and the negotiation of portfolio acquisitions. Acts across the spectrum of property matters for developers and investors, and advises on commercial leasing and greenfield development projects as well as property acquisitions and disposals. The practice frequently advises on major overseas and domestic acquisitions of office, retail and industrial properties.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's market knowledge as a key strength, one commenting: "They are across quite a lot, particularly in the real estate space, and are always up to speed on what's going on and are in the market talking to everyone."

Another client says: "They provide clear and commercially focused advice and are responsive and client-focused."

Work highlights

Acted for Goodman Property Trust on the acquisition 6.9 ha of sensitive land in Mangere, Auckland.

Notable practitioners

Anna Crosbie is active on property transactions and leasing matters, often acting on matters in the industrial, residential and retail areas. "She is an excellent lawyer," comments a client. "Her drafting and communication is well thought out, clear and articulate, and she creates a great sense of team."

David Butler is a highly regarded real estate lawyer who frequently acts for clients on capital transactions. A client comments: "He's able to work with demanding and difficult principals on both sides of a transaction. When under pressure he can continue to articulate our position clearly and win most of the battles between the two parties."

Ed Crook is "regarded as one of the top property legal practitioners in New Zealand" by clients, one of whom comments: "He provides excellent service and has superb real estate knowledge and experience." He leads the real estate practice group and often acts on property developments, capital transactions and leasing.

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Overview

In the face of turbulent global markets, many investors are turning towards property as a stable and dependable investment opportunity. This demand has also driven a boom in the construction sector in New Zealand, providing huge opportunities for investors, developers and builders alike.

To make the most of these opportunities, businesses in this space need to ensure that they are making sound decisions at the right times. Our combination of market knowledge, commercial focus, and quality legal advice means that we deliver results for our clients, helping them to realise their commercial objectives while mitigating risk.

We help clients with projects from start to finish, whether they are looking to raise finance for a property acquisition, or are involved in the construction of a major infrastructure project – we have the right expertise for all property and construction related matters.

The Property team advises clients on the broad spectrum of commercial property work, with our practice extending from major overseas and domestic portfolio acquisitions and disposals, to the development and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties.

We regularly involve our Environment, Planning and Natural Resources specialists to achieve our clients' strategic objectives. We also work closely with our Litigation team where appropriate, whether in respect of significant and complex rent review arbitrations or in resolving other property-related disputes. 



Members

Butler, David

Crook, Ed

Crosbie, Anna

Crosbie, Anna

Hensman, Caleb

Clients

Argosy Property Limited, New Zealand

Auckland International Airport Limited, New Zealand

Genesis Energy Limited, New Zealand

Goodman Limited, New Zealand

Kiwi Property Group, New Zealand

Precinct Properties Limited, New Zealand

Public Sector Pension Investment Board, New Zealand

Scentre Group, New Zealand

Watercare Services Limited, New Zealand

Woolworths Limited, New Zealand/Australia

Real Estate Department

Russell McVeagh

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Department location

Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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Real Estate


Anna Crosbie
Up and Coming
David Butler
Band 1