Mark is a leading specialist in commercial property and land law, spanning a range of transactional and advisory areas. He is sought after as a specialist advisor on the Property Law Act and Unit Titles Act.
Mark’s specialist areas of focus are in commercial leasing, commercial property acquisition and disposals and subdivisions, including unit title developments and project due diligence for both New Zealand and offshore entities.
He works closely with a range of public and private sector clients, major corporates with nationwide property portfolios and commercial developers.
Winstone Aggregates, which is part of the Fletcher Building group of companies, has recently acquired a strategic parcel of land for a proposed significant quarry development in New Zealand.
Greenwood Roche assisted Winstone Aggregates in relation to its acquisition of the land, including the obtaining of the consent of the Overseas Investment Office to the transaction (Winstone Aggregates is considered an ‘overseas person’ by virtue of the shareholding of its parent company Fletcher Building, which is publicly listed on both the NZX and ASX).
About Winstone Aggregates:
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.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2014 –
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2010 – 2014
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2005 – 2010
Senior Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 2003 – 2005
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 1999 – 2003
LLB (Hons), BA (Canterbury)
DDI: +64 4 494 8510
Mobile: +64 27 594 8510
Phone: +64 4 494 8500
Mark is primarily based in Wellington.
Physical: Level 13
36 Customhouse Quay
Mail: PO Box 25501
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