Brian Coburn

LLB (Hons)
Brian is a partner in the Commercial Team.

He has extensive commercial property experience from over 30 years of specialising in the acquisition and leasing of commercial office buildings and advising village operators on compliance issues in the retirement village industry.

As a senior member of the firm’s commercial property team he advises clients, particularly overseas high net worth individuals, in the acquisition and funding of investment properties throughout the country and on the leasing and management of these investment portfolios.

He is also an expert on retirement village law and provides advice to retirement village operators on all aspects of the acquisition, funding and legal compliance associated with retirement villages.

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Examples of work completed by Brian include:

  • Advised overseas buyers on the acquisition and funding of premium commercial office buildings, including:
    • BNZ Centre, Willis Street Wellington
    • Mobil on the Park, Lambton Quay Wellington
    • Old Customhouse, Custom Street, Auckland
    • Bank Arcade Chambers, Lambton Quay, Wellington
    • 10, 12 and 16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland
    • Bowen House, 1 Bowen Street Wellington
    • AMP Building, 86 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
    • Grant Thornton House, 125 Lambton Quay Wellington
    • Xero House, Taranaki Street Wellington
    • Ministry of Health Building at 133 Molesworth Street Wellington
    • Ministry of Education House 33 Bowen Street Wellington
  • Advised foreign investors in the acquisition of privately owned islands and coastal sensitive land in New Zealand including advising on the consent requirements of the Overseas Investment Office in relation to such properties.

Insights & Opinion / Brian Coburn

Retirement Village Law under Review
Is the current Retirement Village legislation fit for purpose and is it unfair to residents?
22.06.2023 Posted in Property