Steve Rendall


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Steve has over 15 years of experience in property and construction law, and has developed significant expertise in complex real estate development projects, real estate capital markets transactions, and office and industrial leasing.

Steve is known for providing knowledgeable, commercially astute and deal focussed advice. He now acts for a wide range of investors and developers, including well-known institutions such as Goodman, AMP Capital, Oyster, PSP Investments and Woolworths, and a number of HNI private clients.


His recent experience includes advising:

  • Oyster on the ~$50m acquisition of 33 Corinthian Drive from Stride Property (2019).
  • AMP Capital, for the NZ PSP/CPP fund, on the sale of Northwood Supa Centa (2019).
  • Stevenson Group and Drury South Limited on all aspects of the Drury South Crossing industrial and residential development (2017 to 2019).
  • DSL on the sale of the residential SHA within Drury South Crossing to Classic Developments for an undisclosed amount (2018). 
  • T&G on a ~$30m sale and leaseback of industrial property in Christchurch (2018). 
  • Goodman Property Trust on numerous design, build and lease projects at the Highbrook Business Park, Auckland (2014 to 2019).
  • Woolworths New Zealand on a ~$90m sale of the Cider Building (Auckland) to Oyster (2017).
  • PSP Investments on the acquisition of the AMP Capital Property Portfolio, and subsequent 50% sale to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (2014 and 2016).
  • Goodman Group on its construction contract with FCC to construct Fonterra's new head office in Auckland.


LLB (Hons), University of Otago.
BBS, Massey University.


Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, Steve was in-house counsel at Spark New Zealand. He has also practiced overseas with English law firm Simmons & Simmons, and has practical experience as a commercial real estate broker with Colliers International. Steve was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2002. 

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