Senior Associate - Property and Real Estate
Jennifer specialises in helping businesses to buy, sell, lease, develop, fund and manage commercial premises and land. On a daily basis, she negotiates terms, handles transactions and advises businesses on the law affecting their premises and land.
This helps businesses to achieve their desired outcomes for their commercial properties effectively and efficiently, taking on less risk in the process, and with a better understanding of their property rights and the risks. Jennifer recognises the value of timely advice and a practical approach.
Jennifer has a wealth of experience advising on commercial leases across a range of industries and acts for retail, industrial and healthcare clients with national portfolios. She also works with corporate tenants, hoteliers and restauranteurs advising them on all aspects of leasing, including due diligence prior to leasing and make-good obligations at the end of a lease.
She has specialist experience advising on property issues in the energy and resources sector and works closely with food producers.
Other areas that Jennifer routinely advises on are property developments, the financing of property transactions and the Overseas Investment Act (including making applications for consent for overseas persons and entities). Her expertise also extends to advising on the property aspects of insolvency and restructuring.
Jennifer spent the first six years of her career practising law in the United Kingdom where she completed a secondment to a global property business.
Flagship new premises for corporate occupiers
Advising several large professional services firms on relocation to the prominent new Commercial Bay development in Auckland CBD (due for completion in 2019).
Advising a market-leading food producer on a project for the acquisition of land, and securing of investment, for the development of a number of new meat farms.
- New Zealand (2011)
- England and Wales (2005)
- LLB (Hons) University of Southampton
- Property Acquisitions and Disposals
- Commercial Leasing
- Energy and Resources
- Insolvency and Restructuring
- Property Development
- Property Finance
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