Matt is a partner who specialises in construction and commercial property law.
Matt advises clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, complex commercial developments and widespread leasing work across the office, retail and industrial sectors. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating tender and construction documentation for both infrastructure and commercial developments.
Matt is recognised as a leading lawyer in independent legal directories Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016.
Matt has recently advised:
- GIC Real Estate on its acquisition from Scentre Group of a 49% interest in five Westfield NZ shopping centres for $1 billion
- Willis Bond & Co on the acquisition and development of the 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central residential apartment projects at Wynyard Quarter (intended to create 500-600 apartments and townhouses)
- Willis Bond & Co on the acquisition and development of Sunderland A, Hobsonville Point (comprising approx. 210 houses and townhouses)
- McDougall Reidy & Co on the development of Botanica Mt Eden, a 60 unit residential development in Mt Eden, Auckland
- Precinct Properties on the acquisition of Downtown Shopping Centre ($90m) and HSBC House ($103m)
- Kiwi Income Property Trust on the $100m sale of its office complex at 205 Queen Street, Auckland
- NZ Transport Agency on tender and construction matters for various roading projects including the competitive alliance for the Waterview Tunnels and Interchange project ($1.5 billion)
- McDougall Reidy & Co on the development of Carlaw Campus, a 700 room accommodation precinct leased to Auckland University for student accommodation
- AMP Capital Property Portfolio on the sale of the Lynnmall Shopping Centre for $174 million
- McDougall Reidy & Co on the development and leasing of Carlaw Park as a commercial office, retail and accommodation precinct
- Eden Park Redevelopment Board on the upgrade of Eden Park for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and
- Mighty River Power on property, tender and construction matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts for the construction of new geothermal power stations at Kawerau (90MW), Nga Awa Purua (132MW) and Ngatamariki (80MW).