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Nick Wilson



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Nick Wilson

Nick is a partner in the firm's real estate practice group. He specialises in commercial property, infrastructure, and local government law.

Nick has particular expertise in acquisitions and disposals, property due diligence, subdivision and development, utility arrangements, Overseas Investment Act applications, and Public Works Act acquisitions and compensation.

Nick regularly advises commercial clients on the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of land; and local government and public entity clients on roading and infrastructure projects and other Public Works Act matters.

Nick joined the firm in 2010 after returning from overseas, where he spent two years working for a large international law firm in London. His work experience also includes several years spent at another large New Zealand law firm.

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Real Estate & Construction 2022 - Next Generation Partner

Examples of Work

  • Heritage Lifecare - sale and leaseback of its property interests in 38 aged care facilities to Centuria Capital Group for $291 million
  • Auckland Transport and Eastern Busway Alliance - acquisition of properties for one of the most significant transport infrastructure projects underway in New Zealand
  • Auckland Council - Northcote Town Centre Renewal, a major long-term urban renewal project for the Auckland Region
  • Bunnings - advising on land acquisition, leasing and other property matters
  • Auckland Council / Eke Panuku Development Auckland - America’s Cup 36 - assisted with the commercial arrangements to strategically vacate and relocate industrial and other tenants and waterspace users to enable the construction of the America’s Cup bases
  • Panuku Development Auckland / Auckland Council - routinely assists on the acquisition of parks and reserves, including regional parks at Mahurangi and Te Arai
  • Tauranga City Council - Te Maunga Ocean Outfall Pipeline - acted on the acquisition of easement rights to enable the construction of an additional sewage pipeline through land, including Maori Freehold land and retirement villages
  • Waikato Regional Council - advised on its agreement to lease a new office block in Hamilton and associated Development Agreement and construction / delivery risks Tauranga City Council – advised on the acquisition of common property from a unit titled development for public accessway and the associated designated resolution and redevelopment processes under the Unit Titles Act 2010
  • Graymont - acquisition of land and Overseas Investment consent for expansion of quarry
  • Auckland Council / Auckland Transport / Watercare Services - advising on Public Works Act acquisition, disposal and compensation issues for various major projects
  • Landlord client - assisting with the acquisition, disposal and leasing of a significant property portfolio including industrial, retail, and residential property
  • Developer client - acquisition of land at Drury for large-scale housing development and assisting with the development, subdivision, and sale of lots
  • Industrial client - sale and leaseback of large industrial property in East Tamaki
  • Metlifecare - acquisition of land in Hobsonville for development of retirement village and general property advice
  • Heritage Lifecare - acquisition from BUPA of 12 care homes and co-located retirement villages

Other Credentials

  • Property Law Section, New Zealand Law Society - Member
  • Local Authority Property Association (LAPA) Conference - Presenter 2011-2021
  • Committee for Auckland - Future Auckland Leaders Programme 2014/2015 - Participant