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Julian Pollock

Julian Pollock


Julian is joint head of the UK real estate investment practice.



Julian has acted on some of the UK's highest profile and complex investment, development and infrastructure projects. Based in our London office, he has more than two decades advising clients from across the real estate sector on their transactions and projects.

Julian advises institutions, private and public property companies, government, corporates and banks on key structured investment acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and developments. This includes both domestic clients and also inbound investors, particularly those from Asia.

Julian helps clients with structured investment transactions for the acquisition and disposal of major UK office, retail, distribution and residential properties. His expertise includes designing and implementing complex structured transactions with corporate, tax, finance and property elements. He also acts for institutions and listed property companies on major leasing transactions, including HQ pre-lets.

Julian has also guided clients through major development projects, including several of the UK's largest regeneration projects, including King's Cross Central and Stratford. From Central London offices, major shopping centres, hotels, student housing, residential-led mixed-use schemes and distribution centres, Julian has advised on all aspect of the development lifecycle, with a particular emphasis on development joint ventures.

He has also advised on the real estate aspects of some of the UK's leading infrastructure projects in the energy, airport, rail and transport sectors.

Chambers and Legal 500 have both recognised Julian as a leading real estate practitioner. 

Julian's experience includes advising:

  • Argent Related on its residential-led mixed-use regeneration scheme at Tottenham Hale, London
  • Suntec and ARA Dunedin on the £350 million acquisition of 3 Minster Court, London 
  • Straits RE and ARA Dunedin on the acquisition of Bourne Business Park, Weybridge Surrey
  • KKR on its joint venture for the 190,000 square foot office development of St Michaels, Manchester
  • Transmission Capital Partners on its £279 million acquisition of the Transmission Link for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
  • Lendlease on its residential-led mixed-use development of Deptford Landlords, including market sales, private rental sector and affordable housing 
  • London & Continental Railways on the King's Cross Central regeneration project and its joint venture with Argent and on The International Quarter in Stratford and its joint venture with Lendlease, all in London
  • EDF on its new nuclear build programme, including the development of the UK's first new nuclear power station in 30 years at Hinkley Point C and its projects at Sizewell and Bradwell
  • Hammerson on its £518 million disposal of its London office portfolio to Brookfield and numerous UK development projects and joint ventures, including Globe House, the Euston Estate, Watermark Southampton and 10 Grosvenor Street
  • Hines on numerous office, logistics and student housing projects, including its acquisition, development and financing of the Willow student housing portfolio and its student housing joint venture with Henderson Park
  • Brockton on several Thames Valley office developments, including Thames Tower Reading and The Porter Building Slough, and on Central London acquisitions, including the Foyles Building, Charing Cross Road and 169 Union Street SW1 
  • URW on the non-retail aspects of its developments at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford, including the letting and forward sale of Building M7 Westfield Avenue and the real estate aspects of the Cherry Park residential development.