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Our team of market leading real estate specialists can assist you through every stage of the life cycle of your property, whether you acquire, manage, develop, exploit, occupy, invest in or dispose of property. 

Our areas of real estate expertise include:

We offer bespoke real estate specialist services tailored both to the sector in which you operate and to your particular property needs. With specialist sector knowledge across the hotels and leisure, retail, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, media and entertainment, sport, technology and communications, transport, public sector and healthcare sectors, we understand the market in which you operate and what you want to achieve. We work closely with our inward investment practice helping new entrants into the UK and Europe with temporary and then permanent offices and HQs as they grow.

We take a team approach with each of our clients, adding real value by maximising the potential of your property and minimising any potential exposure.  This requires a highly commercial and proactive way of working for every job - we know that one size does not fit all.

We have the skills, the market knowledge and the approach to help you to achieve your aims. This is what makes us different.


Notable deals
  • Advising BP on the property, planning and environmental aspects of its disposal of its interests in Wytch Farm Oilfield (the largest on-shore oilfield in Western Europe) and its associated facilities.
     
  • Advising City of London Corporation, a municipal landlord client, in relation to 51 lease renewals at the high-profile Smithfield Market Including all of the market stalls and many of the offices in the market. We are also advising on issues such as service charges. 

  • Advising the Department of Business Innovation and Skills on a rent review of the tenant client’s headquarters premises on Victoria Street, Westminster. This is one of the most significant rent reviews progressing at the moment in central London.

  • Advising Bristol Community Health CIC, Peninsular Community Health CIC (Cornwall) and other health social enterprise spin outs on liabilities around the acquisition of property portfolios, along with needs and issues around property requirements connected to the transfer of responsibility for the provision of various health care services.

  • Acting for Southwark Council on the redevelopment of the Potters Field site immediately adjacent to Tower Bridge (which is the last significant undeveloped riverside site in heart of London)

  • We advised Manhattan Loft Corporation on all aspects of the the mixed-use development of the Grade I listed, former Midland Hotel at  London St Pancras station, now comprising 67 luxury apartments and a 244 bed five-star hotel. This development forms the centrepiece of the new Eurostar Terminal at St Pancras.

  • Advising Bank of Ireland on the multi-phase loan facilities provided for the development of the award winning St Georges Retreat Retirement Village. St George’s Park has now become a thriving community of over 200 residents. The development incorporates a complete "village" infrastructure including domiciliary support, gymnasium, restaurant, shop, cafe/bar, hairdressers, games room, library, 24 hour concierge and bowling green. The project has also involved the relocation of the care facilities provided by the Sisters of St Augustine and the construction of 3 new bespoke care homes in the local vicinity.

 

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