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Greg Allen



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M+64 21 534 464

Greg Allen

Greg is a partner in the firm's commercial property group, and heads the firm's resources and infrastructure department. He is an expert in property law and property development work.

Greg's experience includes acting on large infrastructure, forestry, farm and property transactions, land acquisitions, and providing property and due diligence advice on many significant corporate transactions. His expertise also extends to property development (from small scale residential subdivisions to large, complex canal and integrated resort developments), hotel developments (including resort developments in Fiji), and commercial leasing.

Greg is an expert on overseas investment, providing advice on property related investments by overseas persons, undertaking land investigations, and preparing applications for Overseas Investment Office approval.

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Real Estate & Construction 2014 - Recommended Lawyer

Examples of Work

  • Fletcher Residential - acting on the redevelopment of the Three Kings quarry into a high density residential area and the urban redevelopment of Waiata Shores (previously the Manukau golf course) as a new Auckland suburb and other large urban developments at Whenuapai, Hobsonville Point, Kowhai Ridge - Massey, Karaka and Flat Bush
  • New Zealand Carbon Farming - acting in relation to its New Zealand wide forestry leasing program, acquisition of existing forest land and farm land for new forest plantings (for its ETS program)
  • Hopper Developments - canal developments throughout New Zealand, including Pauanui Waterways, Marsden Cove, and Whitianga Waterways
  • Constellation Brands - acting on its viticulture acquisition program
  • Event Hospitality - acting on the acquisition of the Museum Arts Hotel and of the management rights for Rydges in Wellington and on various leasing matters for its Event and Rialto cinemas
  • Roxy Pacific - acted on purchase of ANZ Bank towers, 205 Queen Street and of NZI Building, 1 Fanshawe Street, Auckland CBD
  • Precision Group - acted on purchase of Shore City shopping centre
  • Macquarie Countrywide - sale of a half interest in its New Zealand supermarket property portfolio
  • Otahuna Lodge, Canterbury - advising the overseas purchasers and obtaining Overseas Investment Office approval
  • Orora Packaging - advising on and negotiating an agreement to lease (design and build) and deed of lease from Goodman for a manufacturing and warehousing facility at the M20 Business Park in Manukau
  • Sleepyhead Group - commercial leasing and property matters
  • Acting for purchasers of land at Tara Iti, Te Arai Point
  • Tabua Investments - development and sale of hotel sites, commercial and residential sections, and the leasing of commercial areas at Denarau Island, Fiji
  • Property advice on corporate transactions, including the purchase of Whitcoulls and Books & More stores by United Kingdom company WH Smith, the purchase of Clear by Telstra, the joint venture between Auckland One and Westfield, the purchase of the Viking Pacific group, the initial public offering for Gullivers, and the purchase of the Mainland, Tip Top and Top Hat properties
  • St Moritz, Queenstown - unit titling and sale of hotel apartments
  • Acted for an overseas investor on the purchase of 2,000 ha of farmland in Taranaki (for forestry planting) and on obtaining Overseas Investment Office approval