Our Formative Years
Clive Cousins founded our firm in 1991 to take advantage of his experience in Commercial Property and Subdivisions. He had previously advised publicly listed property companies and private developers and acted on major commercial property developments in Christchurch, Auckland and other areas of New Zealand.
In Christchurch he had been involved with and acted on the landmark inner city Farmers retail site and the 21 floor Price Waterhouse Centre as well as many other large inner city commercial building developments. Clive continued to act in relation to the extensive Balmoral Hill subdivision in Redcliffs amongst many others.
With Clive’s guidance Canterbury Legal prospered in its involvement with commercial developments and acted on a large portfolio including the Gloucester, Edward Fitzgerald and St Marys Apartment complexes, high rise buildings in both Cranmer and Latimer Squares through the 1990’s and in to the millennium.
Come the 21st century and Canterbury Legal is acting and advising on major subdivisions in Ohau, St Arnaud, Te Anau, Gibbston Valley, Taipa Bay in the far North as well as local developments.
Refurbishment of buildings in Queen Street, Auckland, inner city Christchurch and the Livingspace properties in Lichfield Street, Christchurch, Castle Street, Dunedin and Tay Street, Invercargill were all to the fore.
With Canterbury Legal’s involvement, the former Inland Revenue building in Cashel Street was transformed in to Hotel So.
We acted and advised in relation to the SOL Square multiplicity of buildings and land. Our office was relocated to be part of the complex. We were also involved with the redevelopment of the Spotlight Plaza in Colombo Street, Sydenham.
Our experience in commercial property transactions has provided us with the perfect tools and
relationships to ensure you have the best advice you can get.
We have seen it all and done it all – large scale residential subdivisions, multi storey unit titled apartment buildings; multi tenanted commercial properties and mixed use CBD precincts.
If you can imagine it, we can help you build it and make it happen.