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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.

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Recent Experience

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Advising on its joint venture with Long Harbour and Cadillac Fairview to form a £1.5 billion BTR platform

British Land

Advising on the sale of the UBS headquarters building in Broadgate to Cheung Kong for £1billion

Oxford Properties

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

Brookfield Properties

Advising on the sale of One London Wall Place, London for £480 million, making it one of the highest value City deals in recent years

Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Acting as international counsel for the QIC International Property on the A$795 million sale of its 50% economic interest in UK shopping centre, Merry Hill. We advised on all aspects of the disposal, including vendor due diligence and operation of the online data room, negotiation of the transaction documents and co-ordination of other advisers and officers in various offshore jurisdictions

Barangaroo

Acting for Lendlease on the development, subdivision, lease and sale of the three commercial towers at Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia. Our role has included negotiating the initial project delivery agreement and form of ground lease, preparing and negotiating agreements for lease and building management statements, and the sale of interests in all three towers to international investors

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