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Special Counsel

John Craig



P+64 4 924 3426

M+64 21 044 6941

John Craig

John is a special counsel in the firm's commercial property group. He has advised on many major projects for Crown and local authority entities as well as corporate clients. These include the development and leasing of "new build" premises, refurbishment projects, due diligence, joint ventures, and the management of significant sales and purchases of commercial properties.

His expertise extends to all areas of leasing and development of commercial property premises for Crown entities. John has also advised on leasing and sales and purchases of commercial property for corporate clients. This work has included overseas investment issues, tenancy enforcement, and associated property matters.

Examples of Work

  • Wellington Waterfront - development agreements and leasing proposals for development of Wellington Waterfront sites including sites 9 and 10
  • Wellington City Council - advice and documentation on the St James Theatre redevelopment project including relocation agreements and new leasings, construction requirements and property due diligence
  • Wellington City Council - advice and documentation on leasing issues and transactions for the Council's general commercial premises portfolio
  • Te Wānanga O Aotearoa - advice on leasing issues and portfolio refurbishment projects including construction contracts and professional services agreements
  • Statistics New Zealand - development agreements and leasing of their premises portfolio throughout New Zealand
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (formerly the Ministry of Social Development) - advice and documentation in respect of social housing developments and leasing to service providers
  • Ministry of Transport - advice on leasing issues in respect of premises relocation proposals in Wellington
  • Callaghan Innovation - advice on leasing and construction issues in respect of their premises portfolio throughout New Zealand
  • BP Oil New Zealand - advice on leasing and development of sites within their property portfolio throughout New Zealand
  • Programme of disposals of corporate property portfolios