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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 vision is Real Estate Delivered Better. Successful transaction and project execution demands an insightful and innovative approach. We understand the need for joined-up sector specialist advice on your property transaction or project. We can deliver and add value to our clients on strategic property advice, investor capital, finance negotiation and strategies to minimise and counter risk and all other legal aspects to help you achieve  successful outcomes on any deal or project.

The team's ‘hands on’ style offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end support throughout the asset life cycle.

Our deep market experience and sector focus gives us an unparalleled understanding of the likely challenges and solutions, to help our clients thrive. 

Recent Experience

Centro Properties Group

Advising on the restructuring, including the US$9.4 billion sale by Centro and its managed funds of US assets to a fund managed by private equity house Blackstone Group, as well as a restructure of Centro’s headstock debt and a proposed amalgamation of various funds including the listed Centro Retail Group

AIT Leisure Enterprises Limited

Advising the owner of UK based Fulham Football Club and associated companies, on the property aspects of the sale of the Club by Mohamed Al Fayed to Shahid Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League in the US. The exact sale price is confidential but it was in excess of £100 million

EDF

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

Hammerson

Advising in relation to the acquisition of an additional interest in the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, and the creation of a joint venture and associated asset management fee arrangements with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB"). The Bullring, which opened in 2003, is one of the UK's largest shopping centres

Lendlease

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

Gemshine Investments (S) Pte Ltd

Advising this incorporated joint venture between the Prudential-managed Asia Property Fund and Frasers Centrepoint Limited on the acquisition of debt and shares in Compass Point Mall, Singapore for a purchase price of S$519 million 

Our Capabilities

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of legal services to our clients in the Real Estate sector

Our People