Greenwood Roche assists Summerset on various land acquisitions for the development of retirement villages at sites across New Zealand.
Statistics New Zealand estimates that the number of people aged 75 and over will increase by 155% between 2017 and 2043, putting increasing pressure on the need for more retirement village units. Summerset is one of the leading operators and developers of retirement villages in New Zealand. It has 31 villages completed or in development across the country.
Greenwood Roche is involved with the preparation and negotiation of complex agreements for sale and purchase, advising on consenting and planning matters, undertaking subdivisions and other general property matters.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Housing New Zealand adopted a $1.2 billion project to rebuild and redevelop its social housing portfolio in Canterbury.
Greenwood Roche has been advising Housing New Zealand on legal aspects of the comprehensive repair and development projects in Canterbury.
The National War Memorial Park in Wellington is being developed as the Government's key project to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing in the First World War.
Greenwood Roche advised the Ministry for Culture & Heritage on the land and construction aspects of the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) project, to be completed for the ANZAC day commemorations in 2015.
Hillend Station is a working farm in Cardrona Valley, near Wanaka, which is being developed as a high quality rural-residential subdivision.
Greenwood Roche advised the developer of Hillend Station on the initial purchase of the 2,665 hectare property and completed two complex subdivisions, which initially included a perpetually renewable lease of most of the land back to the owner of the farm.
This project involved advising on the most appropriate structure for the development, establishing an incorporated society for the residents’ association (including preparing and updating its rules), drafting and negotiating all subdivision documents (including easements, restrictive land covenants and encumbrances relating to the residents’ association), and advising on compliance with securities legalisation and regulation.
Victoria University recently acquired Callaghan Innovation’s carbohydrate chemistry and superconductivity and energy research teams, setting up the Ferrier Research Institute and the Robinson Research Institute.
Greenwood Roche advised Victoria University on most aspects of the transfer arrangements, including the relevant people, asset and liability transfers, extensive implementation and transitional arrangements, financial arrangements including treatment of funding contracts, specialist premises leasing and also associated joint venture arrangements and downstream acquisitions around particular research product and technology.
At over 20,000m2 of space, the redevelopment of a landmark Wellington building has provided the New Zealand Government’s largest Ministry with a substantial new National Office.
Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment in the redevelopment and lease of MBIE’s new National Office premises in Wellington.
Greenwood Roche has continued to provide advice to MBIE throughout the course of the redevelopment, including assisting with the sale of the building to an NZX-listed property investment company during the project.
MBIE’s new National Office is one of a number of substantial redevelopment projects within Wellington on which Greenwood Roche has acted.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2007 –
Partner, Buddle Findlay 2004 – 2007
Principal, Chapman Tripp 2000 – 2004
Senior Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 1999 – 2000
Partner, Treadwell Gordon 1986 – 1999
Member Institute of Directors
Member of executive of Property Law Section of New Zealand Law Society
Member New Zealand Law Society Rural Transactions Subcommittee
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