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
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