Property

Our property team has the expertise and capacity to handle transactions of any size and complexity across all sectors of the property industry. We help developers, investors, occupiers and central and local government authorities with all their commercial property needs. Our clients span a range of industry sectors including retail, hotel and leisure, education, professional services, affordable housing and infrastructure. If you are a property developer, we can assist you with all stages (design, build, finance, operate) of property developments, including complex commercial office developments and residential subdivisions.

In Christchurch, there are a multitude of different property issues arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes, ranging from insurance settlement and compulsory acquisition processes through to the central city rebuild. We are ‘on the ground’ and able to give timely, relevant and pragmatic advice on all of the relevant issues.

A nationwide issue affecting all of New Zealand are recent changes to the earthquake-strengthening of buildings. We are market leaders in issues surrounding the seismic performance of buildings, and the impact of this on commercial leasing and other property transactions.

Overseas investment remains strong throughout New Zealand. Our connection with the rural sector means that we have specialist expertise in assisting overseas clients through the consenting process to acquire land and invest in property (particularly farm land) in New Zealand. 

With the largest national property team in the country, we are kept informed on what’s happening in our local markets and deliver pragmatic advice regardless of the size or complexity of the legal issue. It’s what our commercial property clients say they value.