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Real Estate
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Provided by Ed Crook

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Ed is a highly regarded, award-winning commercial property and construction expert. He specialises in commercial property development, sales and acquisitions, and property joint ventures, including all associated construction and finance work.

Ed's client base is predominantly comprised of institutional property owners, including Goodman, Precinct, Guardians of NZ Superannuation, Auckland Airport, and Scentre Group. Recent deals include acting for NZ Super on the acquisition of Beachlands (250 hectares in East Auckland) through a joint venture; acting for Precinct on its development of Commercial Bay acting for Goodman in connection with the development of the VXV Precinct in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, its joint venture with GIC and the subsequent sale of the portfolio by the joint venture.

Career

Ed studied at Cambridge University and started his legal career in London, before moving to New Zealand in 1999. He has been a partner with Russell McVeagh since 2004.

Professional Memberships

Ed is Russell McVeagh's National Practice Group Chair for Property and Construction, and serves on the Ethics Committee.

Publications

Ed regularly contributes to Russell McVeagh's thought leadership publications.

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Real Estate - New Zealand
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Ed Crook leads Russell McVeagh's real estate practice group and often acts on property developments, capital transactions and leasing. An interviewee comments: "He has been around the block and knows his stuff backwards," adding: "If you have him in your corner, half the battle is won because of his stature." Another finds he is "very responsive, efficient, commercial and understands big, complex deals."

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