Jan is a senior associate in Bell Gully's real estate and projects team. She has significant experience advising clients on the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of real estate. Jan has also worked on a number of applications for consent under the Overseas Investment Act 2005, including applications for sensitive land and/or significant business assets, and retrospective consents.
Jan has demonstrated success acting for clients across a large number of industries including land development, construction, infrastructure, project management, forestry and agribusiness. Jan has acted for a number of local and international finance institutions on property financing projects, and is experienced in all aspects of real estate developments from the initial acquisition of undeveloped land, advising on pre-sales and undertaking the subdivision process.
Jan is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, building strong relationships with many clients from the Asian region during her time at Bell Gully.
Advising Winton on various matters, including its initial development and purchase of land at various developments and acting on the conveyancing of retail and government purchases, including its recent development agreement with Kainga Ora relating to the Lakeside development.
Pokeno Village Estate
Advising the Dines Group and the Fulton Hogan on the joint venture development of Pokeno Village Estate and Gateway Business Park.
Summit Forest Partners forestry acquisitions
Advising Summit Forest Partners (owned by Sumitomo Corporation) on its acquisition of various forestry blocks in New Zealand.
Dairy Farms NZ acquisition
Advising Dairy Farms NZ on its acquisition of dairy farms in Southland.
Sale of former BNZ Tower, 125 Queen Street, Auckland
Acted for the vendor of the office tower at 125 Queen Street, Auckland (formerly known as the BNZ Tower).
Chinese Embassy new development
Advising The Embassy of the Peoples' Republic of China in New Zealand on the acquisition and development of its proposed new Chinese Embassy site near the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Acquisition of new build premium office development
Advising the Purchaser on the forward purchase (including OIO consent), development and leasing of the premium-grade office building at 155 Fanshawe Street, Auckland.
Overseas Investment Act 2005
Advises overseas investors on their applications for consent to acquire significant business assets and/or sensitive land under the Overseas Investment Act 2005, in sectors such as commercial property, forestry, dairy farms, vineyards, residential and others.