Steve Rendall


Property and Construction

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With more than 10 years' experience in the property industry, Steve provides expert advice on all aspects of property and construction law. He has significant experience in complex real estate development projects, real estate capital markets transactions, real estate acquisitions and divestments, office and industrial leasing, and construction contracts.

Steve provides confident counsel in high value situations, recently advising the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) on its NZ$1bn acquisition of the AMP Capital Property Portfolio.


Steve has advised major institutional investors and property groups on acquisitions and developments in New Zealand, applying his years of experience to complex deals. His recent experience includes advising:

  • Goodman Property Trust and Goodman Group on numerous design, build and lease projects in the Wynyard Quarter, and at the Highbrook Business Park, Auckland.
  • PSP Investments on the acquisition of the AMP Capital Property Portfolio, and subsequent 50% sale to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
  • Progressive Enterprises on the $90m sale of the Cider Building in Ponsonby, Auckland to Oyster Group.
  • Goodman Group on its contract with Fletcher Construction Company to construct a new head office for Fonterra in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, and on Goodman Group's Orchard Park mixed use development on Auckland's North Shore.
  • AMP Capital on numerous office leasing transactions and development projects in Auckland and Wellington.
  • KiwiRail in relation to its nationwide rail corridor portfolio.


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


Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, Steve was in-house counsel at Spark New Zealand, advising senior management on corporate and commercial matters. He has also practiced overseas with Simmons & Simmons, and has brokerage experience with Colliers International. Steve was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2002. 

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