Real Estate

Real estate forms a key part of the global investment market and is fundamental to the day-to-day operation of most businesses. We have considerable experience advising corporate occupiers, investors, developers, governments, funders and others on their real estate interests, requirements and strategies. We identify, assess and mitigate key risks to ensure the successful delivery of our clients’ objectives.

We deal with all aspects of real estate, encompassing development, investment, leasing, planning, environment, construction and the property aspects of corporate and financing transactions.  Our key strength lies in our ability to deal with complex issues pragmatically and to help clients extract full value from their transactions.  Our team has considerable experience across the full range of sectors.

  • Advice on all forms of direct and indirect investment in real estate, with an understanding of the overriding commercial requirements.
  • Well known for advising on headquarters developments and relocations.
  • Experience in developing innovative structures including all types of property joint ventures.
  • Advice on all aspects of development projects, from planning to post-completion operational issues.
  • Fully integrated support on the real estate aspects of corporate and financing transactions.
  • The resources and experience to project manage cross-border transactions involving substantial portfolios and multiple parties, acting together with leading local real estate counsel.

Key Experience

Derwent London

On the development and pre-letting of its Soho Place project above the new Elizabeth Line station at Tottenham Court Road. Soho Place is a prominent 285,000 sq.ft. scheme at a core West End mixed-use location.

Legal & General

On its long-term partnership with Oxford University to provide accommodation and science and innovation space. The assets will be suitable for matching with a number of Legal & General’s investment funds.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton

On the development of their respective stadia.  These substantial and complex projects are of huge importance to both the clubs and the local communities, and create significant commercial opportunities.

Bupa

On the move to its new London headquarters at Angel Court and the sale of Bupa House. Bupa faced the challenge of moving from a sole occupation headquarters into a multi-let office while retaining the requisite flexibility to meet its future requirements.

Ocado

On its new distribution facilities at Erith, Purfleet and Bristol. We also advised on its commercial arrangements with both Marks and Spencer and Morrisons, and on the sale and leaseback of its Dordon facility.

Midlothian Capital Partners

On the purchase of Dobbies Garden Centres and associated property-backed financing structures. Dobbies has acquired additional garden centres and is now the UK’s leading garden centre operator with an estate of 69 centres.

key Contacts

Jane Edwarde
Jane Edwarde Partner
John Nevin
John Nevin Partner
Richard Todd
Richard Todd Partner