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Real Estate Delivered Better


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 across all of the disciplines that have to come together 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. We are able to deliver and add value across the full range of real estate related  transactions including fund establishment, fund raising, M&A, acquisition and disposals, development and regeneration, joint ventures, leasing, real estate finance, restructuring, environment planning and communities, disputes and local law regulatory advice. 

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

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

Recent Experience

AEW Europe

Advising on the acquisition of a number of buildings in Spain

Argent Related

Advising on its major regeneration scheme for 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

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Advising on the establishment of a £500 million 'build-to-rent' (BTR) residential property joint venture with Long Harbour to invest in PRS assets

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

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...
16th April 2021
With yesterday´s ruling, the Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court (Court) declared the...

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