Property development
Unit titles
Management rights
Overseas Investment Act advice
Commercial property

1996 (NZ)
1999 (England and Wales)

BCom/LLB (Hons)
University of Auckland

Property Council Auckland – Events Committee Member
Secretary – Management Rights Association of NZ

Property Law Section Accredited Specialist 2021/2022
Legal 500 Leading Individual Asia Pacific

With more than twenty years experience in property law, Denise is well placed to provide clients with practical legal advice on all things property.  This wealth of knowledge is supplemented by a true passion for property.  Denise understands the value of property as an asset class and helps clients to create and protect their property rights.

Denise has been a director here since 2007.  She is an expert in all aspects of property law including due diligence, funding, acquisition, leasing, sales, unit titles, management rights, subdivision, development contracts, and building contracts. Denise also has expertise with business sales and purchases or joint ventures or similar structures. She is named as a leading individual in the real estate and construction category for The Legal 500.

Recent Projects:

  • Negotiating Kiwibuild contracts for a private developer including financier approvals
  • Development funding in excess of $80 million for an Auckland apartment development
  • Various NZS3910 and NZ53916 building contracts advising clients and contractors
  • Acting for CORT in connection with their development programme (10 current projects under way) including site acquisition, financing, construction and subdivision
  • Completion of a 5 stage subdivision with 8 superlot subdivisions including site acquisition, finance, subdivision
  • Completion of a staged unit title development (82 units) including site acquisition, financing, subdivision and sales
  • Reassessment of ownership interest and utility interest for an Auckland based unit title development
  • Redevelopment for a body corporate that demolished and rebuilt its leaky buildings
  • Sale and purchase of commercial properties (retail, office and industrial)
  • Leases – new leases, rent reviews, variations for commercial office and retail and leasing advice
  • Unit title advice – including managements agreement, FDUs, repair/maintenance obligations, advice on rules
  • Sale and purchase of hotel businesses and management rights
  • Advice on Ministry of Education PPP contracts for a subcontractor
  • Overseas Investment Act advice to purchasers of NZ land

3 things you might not know about Denise

  1. She worked in London for 6 years, including 1 year in house for a construction company
  2. She loves netball, skiing and reading
  3. Her most intrepid adventures include a 3 week car rally from Morocco to The Gambia, 4 months backpacking in South America and being a mum to 2 boys

DDI: +64 9 375 2789

Mobile: 021 710 881

Email: Denise

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