Partner - Construction
Mark is highly-regarded for his specialist legal work in all aspects of property, construction and development projects. His legal experience spans more than 20 years and includes high-end strategic advice about commercial and construction issues, including funding, procurement, development, legislative and regulatory compliance, and construction of large infrastructure projects.
He has extensive industry experience in construction, health and aging, ports and agriculture. Mark has a formidable track record of achievement in infrastructure and development projects that include roading arrangements, hospital and medical premises and associated amenities, airport and port developments, quarries, regional parks, utilities (electricity schemes, water treatment and waste water projects), education assets, and social housing projects.
Mark acts for owners, developers, contractors, consultants, tenants, investors and financier businesses, both domestically and internationally, on all aspects of property, construction and development projects. He has extensive experience in property transactions with particular expertise in real estate finance transactions and in the acquisition and sale of commercial property, property development and corporate sales programmes.
Mark’s strong projects and development background encompasses project planning, procurement and implementation expertise and he has advised on shopping centres, city precinct redevelopment, commercial head office developments, corporate campuses, harbour and seabed developments, coastal land, unit title developments and re-developments, and property refurbishments.
Acting for CERA on the development of vital Anchor Projects
Key projects included the Convention Centre, Metro Sports Facility, Bus Interchange and Avon River Precinct. Specifically, Mark provided advice on procurement and probity, drafting, negotiating and advising on project documents.
Helping PwC secure anchor tenancy in Commercial Bay
Acted on the deal with Precinct Properties that will see PwC be the anchor tenant of Commercial Bay, the landmark 38-storey office tower currently under construction in the Auckland CBD. This was one of the highest value office leasing transactions in Auckland in recent times.
Sylvia Park development expansion
Acting for Sylvia Park Business Centre Limited on all aspects of its procurement for the further development of its Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Mt Wellington, Auckland. The shopping centre has long been the largest in New Zealand and will be upon completion of this expansion, by a significant degree.
- 1989, New Zealand
- LLB, MCLW (Hons), University of Auckland
- Major Projects
- Property Development
- Property Finance
- Regulatory Compliance
- Recognised by Best Lawyers for Construction Law
- Ranked as a Band 1 Construction lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific