The growing trend towards high value, complex and tax driven structures for both direct and indirect investment has led to the increased sophistication of transactions in the real estate sector.
Our corporate real estate team offers the level of sector focussed corporate support needed to execute the most demanding transactions and document the most complex joint ventures. Integration with specialist tax and finance capability embedded in the wider real estate team gives our clients access to the necessary expertise in a seamless way.
Our team's exclusive real estate focus gives us the capability to put together bespoke structures for transactions, from funding, acquisitions and disposals, holding and participation arrangements, joint venture and development through to exit mechanisms.
Working on market leading transactions gives us access to the latest views on deal trends, and insight into what the market considers commercially acceptable – allowing us to smooth the path to deal delivery for you.
Advising Oxford Properties on its joint venture with British Land for the development of the 47 storey Leadenhall Building at 122 Leadenhall, London (formerly known as "the Cheesegrater") and the subsequent sale of it to CC Land for £1.15 billion
Advising on the sale of the UBS headquarters building in Broadgate, London to Cheung Kong for £1billion
Advising on the acquisition of the interest held by the Galeries Lafayette group in Aldata, owner of the Cap 3000 shopping centre in Saint-Laurent du Var (near Nice, France), in association with Altarea and ABP/APG Strategic Real Estate Pool
Advising in relation to the establishment of a $1.4 billion unlisted property trust that will own 203 core freehold convenience retail sites. As part of the transaction, a Charter Hall and GIC consortium will acquire a 49% minority interest in the property trust for $682 million and Ampol will hold a 51% controlling interest in the property trust, with all sites held by the trust leased back to Ampol under triple net lease arrangements allowing Ampol to maintain strategic and operational control of the core convenience retail sites under the terms of the leasing arrangements.