Expertise

Property finance

Overview

Our property finance team act for both lenders (senior and mezzanine) and borrowers (developers and purchasers) in structuring transactions involving debt and equity financing.

Recognising the challenging market for property sector operators and their funders, we continue to remain involved in some of the most complex property financing transactions in New Zealand.

We have significant experience in large residential property developments (in particular community and affordable housing projects), residential apartment developments, and prominent investment asset acquisitions by both local and off-shore purchasers.

We act for major New Zealand banks, off-shore banks and other international financial institutions, New Zealand and overseas corporates and government entities.

Our clients benefit from our strong, integrated New Zealand team which brings together lawyers experienced in banking, real estate, capital markets, property trusts, Overseas Investment Act, managed investment schemes, environmental issues, funds and tax.

We provide a high quality, partner-led service with a focus on clear commercial advice and innovative solutions to guide lenders and borrowers through transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.

Our experienced finance and property teams work together to deliver a full range of services to both lenders and borrowers including planning and structuring transactions (including by way of loan, asset sale and securitisation), negotiating and documenting loan and security packages, documenting and advising on building and construction aspects, operating agreements and joint ventures, providing comprehensive due diligence reporting for leasing, sale and construction contracts, developing and maintaining standard loan documentation to aid a streamlined and cost-effective approach for lenders, advising and negotiating with regulatory and local authorities, and establishment of listed and unlisted property trusts and structuring managed investment schemes.

  • Tier 1, Banking and Finance - IFLR1000 (1)
  • Member of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID)
  • Member of Property Council New Zealand


Work highlights

Advising a fund managed by a member of the Forum Partners group

on the funding and acquisition of a significant student accommodation portfolio, comprising three towers in Wellington

Advising the banking syndicate of ANZ Bank, Bank of New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia

on the funding and development of Telecom House (known as 'Willis Central') in Wellington

Advising Anton Capital

on the funding and acquisition of Eden Business Park from Arena Property Fund

Advising Bank of New Zealand

on the funding of the acquisition of TAHL's New Zealand hotel portfolio

Advising Bank of New Zealand and ANZ Bank

on the funding and ongoing management of staged community housing developments

Advising Bank of New Zealand

on the funding of the acquisition and development of a 650 lot residential subdivision over eight stages including negotiation of a deed of arrangement governing the relationships between key stakeholders

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Our team

Daniel Kelleher

Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7022
  • M +64 21 618 535

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David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in financial services and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial institutions in the...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7020
  • M +64 21 632 268

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Miriam Andrews

Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at an...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0638
  • M +64 21 491 781

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland

Paul specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476

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