Investing in, developing, occupying and funding real estate assets has never been more complex. The asset class has established its place as a key element of the investment strategies of many of the world’s most significant international corporates and funds who are looking well beyond their domestic borders to fulfil their commercial needs.
Demands for new real estate development around the world, whether commercial, industrial, residential, or infrastructure related have brought a new set of international players to the market.
Our real estate sector specialists are here to support you on all types of transactions and projects from single assets to multi-jurisdictional portfolio deals and urban regeneration projects, across all asset classes including offices, logistics, retail, build to rent, hotels & leisure, infrastructure and energy. In a rapidly evolving world, we can also help you navigate your way through ESG, technology and data issues as they impact your real estate interests.
With local experts and a global view, our team is uniquely well placed to assess market trends and anticipate the effects of legal and regulatory developments so we can help you make the right strategic decisions for your real estate assets. As well as advising on the detail of specific transactions and projects we also share our thought leadership in our blogs, podcasts and webinars.
Advising on its successful tender to develop Sydney’s Barangaroo South development, Australia’s largest urban renewal project since Olympic Park and the Sydney Olympics in 2000. We have advised Lendlease on all legal aspects of this major property development, including the bid, project agreements, and successful launch of a new wholesale property trust securing A$2 billion of equity funding from major institutional on-shore and off-shore investors and Lendlease itself. The team is also advising on subdivision and long-term titling of the site, multiple 99-year ground leases to facilitate the development and project agreements
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 in relation to all aspects of its programme for the design and construction of new nuclear reactors in the UK, including development consents, construction contracts and site assembly
Sberbank of Russia
Advising on the secured financing to acquire a number of shopping malls in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This is a landmark deal for the Russian real estate market, it is the largest portfolio investment and the third-largest investment transaction in the country to date. The portfolio includes five shopping centres in Moscow with a total area of 500,000 square metres
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Matthew is a partner in the firm's real estate division and is Head of Planning in London. He is also joint lead partner for the EMEA real estate sector at the firm and is responsible for client relationship and thought leadership initiatives to grow the firm's cross-practice real estate sector expertise.