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Partner

Greg Towers

BCom LLB(Hons) FPINZ(Hon)

Auckland

P+64 9 977 5051

M+64 21 963 653

Greg Towers

Greg is a partner in the firm's commercial property group. He specialises in the buying and managing of shopping centres and all aspects of purchasing and selling commercial property. He also advises on strategies for property ownership and tenant management.

Greg's property work includes providing legal opinions, drafting sale and purchase agreements and leases, drafting other property related agreements, undertaking due diligence investigations, advising on dispute resolution between landlords and tenants, and advising on the Overseas Investment regime.

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Real Estate & Construction 2019 - Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific Real Estate 2019 - Leading Lawyer
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide Real Estate & Construction 2018 - Leading Lawyer
  • The International Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2015 - Leading Lawyer

Examples of Work

  • Invesco - 2018 Purchase of 125 Queen Street, Auckland  (QBE building) for $214 million and a ½ share of 23 Albert Street, Auckland (ANZ Centre) for $181 million
  • Private European purchaser - 2018 purchase of Imperial Building, 44 – 56 Queen Street, Auckland for $75 million
  • Private European purchaser - 2018 purchase of 22 Pollen Street, Auckland for $37.8 million and 34 Sale Street, Auckland for $63 million
  • Roxy Pacific - 2017 purchase of 205 Queen Street, Auckland for $174 million
  • Auckland Council - acquisition of the 30 storey ASB Bank Building in downtown Auckland
  • Hong Kong based Great Eagle Holdings - acquisition and on-going management of the Cordis Hotel Auckland
  • Scentre Group (Westfield) - negotiation and documentation of significant leasing projects and advice on the management of the shopping centre portfolio
  • Kiwi Property Group - ongoing advice relating to ownership of shopping centres throughout New Zealand
  • Precision Group - 2016 acquisition of the Shore City Shopping Centre for $90 million and ongoing advice on the management of that shopping centre
  • Di Mauro Group - ongoing advice relating to ownership of the WestCity (Auckland) and North City (Porirua) shopping centres
  • Wesfarmers - continued expansion of the Bunnings hardware megastores throughout New Zealand
  • Deloitte - Anchor tenant development agreement and lease for the Deloitte Centre 80 Queen Street, Auckland and 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Other Credentials

  • Greg was the Chair of Lex Mundi for 2002-2003, and he remains actively involved in the organisation. Simpson Grierson is the exclusive member firm in New Zealand for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.
  • Property Institute of New Zealand - Honorary Fellow
  • Property Law Section, New Zealand Law Society - Member