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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.

Find the latest on planning, general real estate, environment, construction, tax & real estate dispute resolution

Recent Experience


Advising on the acquisition of various portfolios of logistic warehouses


Advising on the acquisition of nine hotels located throughout Spain and leased to B&B Hotels


Advising on the forward purchase of 50% of a business park located in Madrid, and its subsequent disposal to the Central Government of Spain for being the seat of two ministries

AEW Europe

Advising on the acquisition of a number of buildings in Spain

Argent Related

Advising on its major regeneration scheme at Tottenham Hale in London

Eternam and Mata Capital

Advising on the acquisition of a portfolio of 45 French hotels. The deal represents the largest hospitality portfolio transaction in France in 2017

Insights and updates

20th July 2021
With green loans and sustainability-linked lending going mainstream, we assess the prospects for real estate...
17th June 2021
We look at what options landlords retain and what factors landlords should take into account.
2nd June 2021
With Covid-19 and climate change targets set to drive dramatic change in property use, we...


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12 January 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille ARA Europe sur l'acquisition en VEFA d'un entrepôt logistique XXL

15 November 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Our Innovation Fund on Inspace’s A$4 million Pre-Series A capital raising

14 October 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille un fonds géré par JP Morgan Asset Management dans le cadre du financement d'un resort haut de gamme et éco-responsable situé à Tignes-Les-Brévières