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Bob Roche

Bob Roche

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With over 25 years’ experience as a commercial property specialist in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, Bob has deep knowledge of all aspects of acquiring, leasing, developing and disposing of real estate assets. He is one of the Crown’s leading external legal advisors on the Treaty settlement process.
​As a commercial property specialist, Bob acts for developers, owners and users of both one-off projects and nationwide portfolios. He also has specific expertise in all aspects of ownership, management and disposal of land by the Crown and Crown agencies, as well as other commercial aspects of settlement redress.

Specialist expertise

Recent projects
Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

Recent Projects

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

The Treaty settlement process has been a key feature of politics and race relations in New Zealand since 1992


Greenwood Roche is a panel advisor to the Office of Treaty Settlements. Our Treaty team has assisted with strategy and drafting advice for some of the most complex Treaty negotiations in recent times.


Specialist expertise

Key lawyers involved

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Bathurst Resources – Buller Coal Project

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Bathurst Resources – Buller Coal Project

Bathurst Resources – Buller Coal Project

New Zealanders are well aware of the severe challenges Bathurst Resources has overcome in progressing its West Coast coal mining project.


Greenwood Roche has been part of the Bathurst team on some important parts of the Buller Project, advising on land acquisition and land rights for the coal handling and preparation facility and the proposed aerial conveyor, and obtaining requisite Overseas Investment Office approvals.
 
We have also been acting jointly for Bathurst Resources and Westport Harbour on their joint arrangements for the siting, construction and operation of a coal handling facility at Westport Port.


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MBIE’s social housing funding

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MBIE’s social housing funding

The Crown has a key initiative to increase social housing in various places around the country.


Greenwood Roche acted for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in relation to the negotiation of a complex tripartite funding arrangement with a social housing provider and its bank.


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Redevelopment of 56 The Terrace, Wellington

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Redevelopment of 56 The Terrace, Wellington

Kiwi Income Property Trust, one of the country’s largest listed property investors, is undertaking a $67 million redevelopment of its property at 56 The Terrace, Wellington, for lease by the Ministry of Social Development.


We are advising Kiwi Income Property Trust on this project. Our work has included advising on the development agreement and the 18 year deed of lease with the Crown and preparing and advising on the construction contract for the development works.


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Key lawyers involved

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Sale, redevelopment and leaseback of New Zealand Post House

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Sale, redevelopment and leaseback of New Zealand Post House

As part of New Zealand Post’s strategy to release capital from its corporate properties, it sold the landmark New Zealand Post House in Wellington to listed commercial property company Argosy Property in 2013.


We acted for New Zealand Post on the sale and leaseback of New Zealand Post House and on the negotiation of a comprehensive development agreement committing the purchaser to undertake a $40 million extensive redevelopment of the building.
 
The sale, for $60 million, was one of the single largest commercial real estate deals completed in Wellington in 2013.


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Experience

Partner, Greenwood Roche 2005 –
Partner, Chapman Tripp 1995 – 2005
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 1994 – 1995
Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 1990 – 1994
Solicitor, Clifford Chance (London and Amsterdam) 1985 – 1990


Qualifications

MA (Cambridge)
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


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Bob Roche

DDI: +64 4 494 8504

Mobile: +64 27 594 8504

Phone: +64 4 494 8500

Fax: +64 4 494 8501

Email: bob@greenwoodroche.com

Email: bob@greenwoodroch...


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Bob is primarily based in Wellington.

Physical: Level 9
36 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Mail: PO Box 25501
Wellington 6146

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