Partner

Brian Coburn

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

Brian has extensive experience of commercial property work and for more than 20 years has specialised in the acquisition and leasing of commercial office buildings and advising operators in the retirement village industry.

He leads the firm’s commercial property team and advises clients, particularly overseas high net worth individuals, in the acquisition and funding of investment properties throughout the country and 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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Experience

Examples of work completed by Brian include:

  • Advised overseas buyers on the acquisition and funding 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
  • Advised 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.
  • Advised 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 Warkworth Retirement Village Limited in relation to the acquisition of land and the establishment of documentation to comply with requirements of relevant Legislation.
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