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   Brian Coburn

Brian Coburn, Partner, Hesketh Henry

T:  + 64 9 375 8704
M: + 64 21 444 376
F:  + 64 9 365 5204
E: brian.coburn@heskethhenry.co.nz


LLB (Hons)


Brian is the Team Leader of the Commercial Property team.

Brian has extensive experience in advising on commercial property.  For more than 20 years has specialised in the acquisition, leasing and sales of commercial office buildings and providing advice to operators in the retirement village industry.
He leads the firm’s commercial property team and advises clients, particularly overseas high net worth individuals, on the acquisition, funding and sales of investment properties throughout New Zealand and advises on the leasing and management of these investment portfolios.
Brian is also an expert on retirement village law.  He provides advice to retirement village operators on all aspects of the development, acquisition, funding and legal compliance obligations associated with retirement villages.

Examples of Brian's work:

  • acted for overseas investors in the acquisition, funding and disposition of premium commercial office buildings, including:
    BNZ Centre, Wellington
    Mobil on the Park, Wellington
    Old Customhouse, Custom Street, Auckland
    Bank Arcade Chambers, Lambton Quay, Wellington
    6 Office buildings in Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
    Bowen House, Wellington
    AMP Building, Customhouse Quay, Wellington
    Grant Thornton House, Wellington
    Xero House, Wellington 
  • acted for foreign investors in the acquisition of privately owned islands and coastal sensitive land in New Zealand including satisfying the consent requirements of the Overseas Investment Office in relation to such properties;
  • acted for Metlifecare Limited, Rosedale Village Limited, Lifecare Residences Limited, Waiheke Retirement Village Limited, The Palms Lifestyle Village Limited, Richmond Villas Limited, Speldhurst Country Estate Limited and Northland Retirement Village in relation to the acquisition of land and the development of compliance documentation.



New Zealand Law Firm Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2018-761 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Directory individually recommended Partner, Brian Coburn




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