Dave Compton

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Dave is a partner in Jackson Russell’s Property and Private Client team. He has 17 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, primarily in the area of commercial property.

P: +64 9 300 6918
M: +64 21 305 533
E: dave.compton@jacksonrussell.co.nz

Dave advises on all facets of property law including complex subdivisions, leasehold structures, large-scale commercial sales, major property acquisitions, commercial leases, due diligence and ownership structuring. He has acted for both private and publically listed entities on many large Auckland commercial and residential developments. As a lawyer, Dave focuses on delivering commercially pragmatic and sound advice, which is clear and result driven.

Examples of previous work include:

  • Acting for the vendor on the sale of the Hilton Hotel Auckland, including facilitating the tendering and subsequent due diligence process.
  • Acting on large scale multi staged residential leasehold and unit titled developments, including acquisition, subdivision, construction and on sale.
  • Acting for a national finance company, on a debt restructuring arrangement in connection with a Fijian hotel development.
  • Advisor to numerous landlords and tenants including several with portfolios in excess of $100 million.
  • Acting on commercial property acquisitions, including due diligence, subdivision, leasing and sell down.
  • Acting on greenfield developments, subdivisions and sales.


Level 13, The AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street,
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140
New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

+64 9 309 0902