Recent financial conditions have opened up opportunities for
investors in prime properties with increasingly attractive yields.
Commercial and timely legal advice is increasingly important to
ensure that opportunities are capitalised on and developed going
We offer comprehensive commercial advice on all aspects of real
estate investment, including the acquisition, disposal and letting
of all types of investment property including office buildings,
industrial estates, shopping centres and warehouses through to
portfolio sales and purchases.
We can also work with you on enhancing the value of a portfolio
with innovative schemes, collective property investments and estate
We cover all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant, property
management, covenants, easements and rights of light and property
insolvency issues as well as tax effective structures and sales and
We also acquire freehold and leasehold premises for occupation
by clients and are experienced in providing prompt and practical
We have handled some of the market’s largest and most
high-profile investment deals acting for major investors, pension
funds, property companies, charities and occupiers. We have acted
on portfolios of all sizes from offices to shopping centres and
industrial warehouses and have established a lead position in
advising European investors on property and property
We work closely with our tax and financial practices, advising
on advantageous tax structures for the acquisition of property and
Work we have done recently with investment funds, pension funds,
groups of investors and charities include:
- Providing ongoing advice to a major pension fund on a portfolio
of some 70 investment properties, advising them on the acquisitions
disposals lease restructuring and management of various substantial
investment properties, including shopping centres, offices,
industrial estates and retail warehouses.
- Advising on the purchase of portfolios comprising office and
call centre properties and development sites currently let to
various telecoms companies.
- Providing ongoing advice to a major investment bank on their
management work across their industrial, retail, office and venture
funds, and acting on recent substantial sales.
- Advising on the sale on long leases of a number of major
investment properties in enterprise zones for private investors and
associated restructuring of occupational leases.
- Advising on an acquisition of a half share in a trophy
residential and retail and leisure development on the south coast
with an end development value £400m.
- Advising on the acquisition of four hotels with a combined
purchase value of circa £75m.
- Advising on the purchase of a number of substantial shopping