Russell McVeagh promotes property expert to partner

by Paolo Taruc04 Sep 2017
Top law firm Russell McVeagh has promoted a veteran property and construction lawyer as its new partner, the firm announced on Friday.

Steve Rendall joins the partnership as the firm seeks to add “depth and breadth” to its strategic team of property and construction specialists. The new partner has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the property industry. He has acted on complex real estate development projects, real estate capital markets transactions, office and industrial leasing, and construction contracts, the law firm said.

Rendall holds a bachelor of laws from the University of Otago. He was admitted to practice in New Zealand in 2002.

Before joining Russell McVeagh, he was in-house counsel at Spark New Zealand, where he advised senior management on corporate and commercial matters. Rendall has also practiced overseas with Simmons & Simmons, and has brokerage experience with Colliers International.

His career highlights include:
  • assisting the Public Sector Pension Investment Board with two major real estate capital markets transactions in 2014 and 2016
  • advising the Goodman Property Trust and Goodman Group on numerous design, build and lease projects in the office and industrial sectors
  • acting for Progressive Enterprises on the sale of the Cider Building in Ponsonby, Auckland
"New Zealand's dynamic property market has provided huge opportunities for investors, developers and builders alike, yet businesses need to ensure that they are making sound decisions at the right times,” said Russell McVeagh board chair David Hoare. “With his combination of market knowledge, commercial focus, and quality legal advice, Steve delivers results for our clients and helps them to realise their commercial objectives."

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