Matt 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 Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 and a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. He is ranked as a notable practitioner by IFLR1000 2018.
Matt has advised:
- GIC Real Estate on its acquisition from Scentre Group of a 49% interest in five Westfield NZ shopping centres for $1b
- 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)
- Willis Bond & Co on the acquisition and development of a 70 unit mixed social housing and private housing development at Takapuna
- Precinct Properties on the lease of a flagship retail store at Commercial Bay, Auckland to the major international fashion brand H&M
- 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
- the NZ Transport Agency on tender and construction matters for various roading projects including the competitive alliance for the Waterview Tunnels and Interchange project ($1.5b)
- AMP Capital Property Portfolio on the sale of the Lynnmall Shopping Centre for $174m
- McDougall Reidy & Co on the development and leasing of Carlaw Park as a commercial office, retail and accommodation precinct, including a 700 room accommodation precinct leased to Auckland University for student accommodation, and
- Mighty River Power (now Mercury) 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).