In this area, experience is everything. Our specialist team will keep your project on track, on time and on budget.
Whether you’re looking to acquire, develop, finance, lease or sell commercial property – talk to us first. We’re skilled at working through the process, and anticipating unexpected issues before they arise. 
Our commercial property team – which includes in-house resource management specialists – is sought after by individuals, businesses, and large private and public institutions. We get involved in all types of commercial property projects; from retail centres and mixed use developments, to large institutional commercial property portfolios.
Our clients tell us they value our expertise in the commercial property market. Our goal is to offer you the best of both worlds – experience where it matters, coupled with innovative solutions and ideas to deliver that extra advantage.

Recent Projects

  • Acting for ECan in relation to a land swap with a neighbouring landowner to settle a proceeding relating to a plan change. This involved negotiating a land swap and boundary adjustment agreement and was a complex land swap because much of the Environment Canterbury land was still held under the Deeds system meaning we had to obtain land transfer titles for that land.
  • Acted for Environment Canterbury to obtain land transfer titles for some of their land still held under the Deeds system. This work involved detailed land investigation, reconciliation of land designation and purposes and was complicated by a leasehold subdivision including easements and a proposed new lease.
  • Acting for Environment Canterbury in relation to the Northern motorway and the associated taking of Land by the Crown under the Public Works Act. This work involved fee simple and leasehold estates and matters of compensation, surrender of leases, new leases and negotiation of an agreement with the Crown.
  • Acted for Environment Canterbury on their purchase of their new office site at Tuam St from the Crown involving several parcels of land, a subdivision, easements, a park and encumbrance.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a nationwide group of commercial properties by a private investor.
  • Acting on a 3 stage subdivision in central Christchurch involving commercial and residential premises
  • Acted for developers who have undertaken subdivisions.
  • Regularly advises clients on residential build agreements.
  • Advised various Body Corporates and property owners on issues arising from Christchurch earthquakes and the Unit Titles Act.
  • Assisted with acting on behalf of a 31 owner body corporate to ultimately achieve unanimous agreement to the sale of all their units over a 3 year period.
  • Involved in successful accretion and adverse land claim applications.
  • Provided advice to commercial property developers, retail managers and lessees, and in particular to both shopping centre managers and national retail store owners.
  • Advising Landlords and Investors on the process and documentation for new office and retail building developments post earthquake.
  • Acting for a national transportation and distribution company with multiple subsidiaries, advising on the group’s property requirements over multiple sites throughout NZ.
  • Acting for the property arm of a national trading bank, for all its property requirements in the South Island.
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