Michael has a wealth of experience working on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, high-value lettings for landlords and tenants, structured leasing and leaseback transactions and real estate financing for lenders and borrowers. He has particular expertise in private equity investment, development and financing transactions. He has also acted for both lenders and financiers on residential mortgage securitisations and for housing associations on a range of finance-related transactions.
Michael's experience includes advising:
- Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield on a joint venture with PSP Investments and QuadReal Property Group to deliver a £670m residential private rental scheme adjacent to its Stratford shopping centre.
- Amundi Immobilier on the acquisition and financing of a €1 billion pan-European office building portfolio from Union Investment and on the subsequent sale of their entire UK office portfolio.
- Canada Life on the establishment and seeding of a £256 million real estate Co-Ownership Authorised Contractual Scheme.
- London & Continental Railways on the £370 million sale of the UK government's stake in the Kings Cross Central Partnership which owns the 67-acre King's Cross development.