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Lana Christensen

Lana Christensen

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Lana joined Greenwood Roche in 2016 having moved from Queenstown where she undertook a wide range of property work.  Lana has experience in a variety of commercial and commercial property transactions, including acquisitions and disposal of land and subdivisions, as well as experience in banking and financing.

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Recent projects
Hillend Station development

Recent Projects

Hillend Station development

Hillend Station development

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.


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Environmentally-friendly transport initiatives in Christchurch

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Environmentally-friendly transport initiatives in Christchurch

Environmentally-friendly transport initiatives in Christchurch

Greenwood Roche assisted Christchurch City Council in launching and supporting the city’s recent environmentally-friendly transport initiatives intended to support sustainable multi-modal journeys, and complement and enhance the region’s existing public transport network. 


The initiatives comprise the introduction of the shared electric car fleet with Yoogo, a proposed public bike share system, and Lime’s e-scooters.

Christchurch City Council has partnered with a range of leading public and private sector organisations with a view to promoting the physical health of its residents, reducing the negative impacts that traditional transport options have on the environment, and reducing the number of cars on Christchurch roads.

Greenwood Roche’s team, led by James Riddoch, worked with Christchurch City Council to prepare the legal framework to support these projects, including advising Council on procurement matters, negotiating the commercial terms with the suppliers, and advising Council in relation to the required permits to allow these businesses to operate in the city.


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Canterbury earthquake recovery

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Canterbury earthquake recovery

Canterbury earthquake recovery

The government has, as one of its key priorities, the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury following the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.


Greenwood Roche advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects to assist with the recovery, including the health precinct, the south frame and the east frame.
 
Otakaro was established in April 2016 to take over some of the functions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, and Greenwood Roche continues to advise on various rebuild projects.  We have assisted Otakaro with the development and associated property matters relating to the north, south and east frames, Margaret Mahy playground, the CTV memorial site, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, the Farmers’ Market and Rauora Park.


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Otakaro - Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

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Otakaro - Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Te Pae, meaning “a gathering place” in te reo Maori, is a highly anticipated anchor project being developed by Otakaro.  It will be a world class convention and exhibition facility neighbouring Cathedral Square in the heart of Christchurch.


Greenwood Roche has assisted Otakaro with various property aspects relating to the Convention Centre.


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Summerset Retirement Village

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Summerset Retirement Village

Summerset Retirement Village

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.


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Iwi Commercial Property

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Iwi Commercial Property

Greenwood Roche assisted Raukawa Property LP (now Iwi Commercial Property LP) with the preparation and negotiation of an agreement for sale and purchase, property due diligence investigations and acquisition of a commercial building in Tauranga


The property acquired by Iwi Commercial Property LP had a number of existing tenants, and the due diligence included reviewing those leases, as well as various construction contracts and associated warranties. We also negotiated a last-minute settlement retention for a number of potential defects discovered shortly before settlement


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Joint venture developing pet food factory

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Joint venture developing pet food factory

Greenwood Roche is acting for Hāpai Ahuriri Limited Partnership on the acquisition of land and the development and lease of a pet food factory in Hawke’s Bay. 


Our work involved documenting and registering the limited partnership (a joint venture between two other limited partnerships including our existing client Hāpai Commercial Property Limited Partnership made up of a number of different iwi), due diligence, drafting the agreement for sale and purchase, settling the acquisition and negotiating and drafting the construction contract.  We continue to advise on financing aspects and the lease.


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Experience

Senior Associate, Greenwood Roche 2020 –
Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2016 – 2020
Solicitor, Cavell Leitch 2014 – 2016
Solicitor, Corcoran French 2013 – 2014
Law Clerk, Corcoran French 2011 – 2013


Qualifications

LLB (Canterbury)


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Lana Christensen

Mobile: +64 27 469 5859

Phone: +64 3 353 0570

Email: lchristensen@greenwoodroche.com

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Lana is primarily based in Christchurch.

Physical: Level 3, 1 Kettlewell Lane
680-690 Colombo Street
Christchurch 8011

Mail: PO Box 139
Christchurch 8140

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