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Ross Pickmere

Ross Pickmere


New Zealand

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Ross is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial property and construction lawyers. He brings more than 35 years’ experience to his diverse property practice with a focus on commercial property, construction, projects and development.

Known for his commercial and affable approach, Ross has been the principal legal adviser on some of New Zealand’s’ significant land development and urban renewal projects. His portfolio includes forestry-oriented development, staged and mixed-use developments, and major commercial building and transportation projects.

Ross’s expertise extends across a broad spectrum of industries including building, forestry, education, health and ageing, transportation and energy. He advises on environmental issues and industry specific regulatory controls including the Resource Management Act, the Building Act and Overseas Investment Act compliance.

He’s widely recognised for his legal advice on all aspects of commercial property including property ownership, acquisition, divestments, title structures and commercial leasing. Ross is skilled in the development of strategic sites including providing investment structure, multi titled developments, and logistics facilities leasing.

Some of Ross’ long-standing clients include Southern Cross Hospitals Limited, Village Roadshow Limited, Westpac, on the development and lease of new $120 million New Zealand headquarters in Britomart, Fonterra, on a major road/rail logistics facility in Te Rapa, Ports of Auckland, and NZ Refinery on property/pipeline matters for jet fuel, diesel and petrol from Marsden Point to Wiri.


LLB University of Auckland
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a leading Real Estate lawyer The Legal 500 Asia Pacific


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