Toni Forrest

Partner Wellington

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Toni is a partner in Bell Gully's industry-leading projects and real estate team. She has significant experience advising clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, property development projects and commercial real estate leasing as well as pure real estate matters.

As a transactional lawyer, Toni is accustomed to advising and delivering on complex transactions. She has a reputation for going the extra mile for her clients to ensure they achieve their objectives.

Work highlights

Commercial property and projects

Precinct Properties 40 & 44 Bowen Street
Acted for Precinct Properties on its NZ$240 million sale of 40 and 44 Bowen Street, Wellington, to Bowen Investment Limited Partnership.

Wellington City Council social housing transaction
Advised Wellington City Council on the establishment of community housing provider Te Toi Mahana and the long term lease of its social housing portfolio comprising nearly 1,800 properties and approximately 3,000 tenants. The transaction also involved development funding of NZ$23 million and approximately NZ$10 million of property.

Precinct Properties redevelopment projects
Advised Precinct Properties on its significant office redevelopment projects in the Central Government Precinct, Wellington, including finalising the development of Defence House and MPI House and the construction of two new buildings in the precinct, and on its sale of Pastoral House, Wellington.