Brian Coburn

LLB (Hons)
Brian is the Team Leader of the 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.

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Examples of work completed by Brian include:

  • 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.
The Legal500 Asia Pacific 2019 Directory individually recommended Partner, Brian Coburn.
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