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Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott


Simon is a real estate partner with experience in all areas of real estate, in particular development, acquisitions and disposals, pre-lets and finance work.



Simon has advised on a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including asset and corporate investment acquisitions and disposals, forward funding and purchase transactions, development projects, landlord and tenant matters and financings. He has acted for a range of clients, including some of the largest UK property companies, institutional investors and developers, banks and Government-owned entities, as well as having spent a year seconded to one of the UK's largest property companies.

Simon's experience includes advising:

  • Transport for London in relation to the pre-letting for its head office relocation to The International Quarter, Stratford
  • Transport for London in relation to multiple over station developments, including Southwark and Paddington
  • a hotel developer and operator in relation to the development of a large, luxury hotel in the City of London adjacent to the River Thames
  • one of the UK's largest property companies in relation to the management, development and investment plan for a major London campus
  • British Land on the sale of the UBS headquarters building in Broadgate, London to Cheung Kong for £1 billion
  • A sovereign wealth fund on the acquisition of 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London (the HSBC tower) from the National Pension Service of Korea
  • Brookfield on the development, pre-letting and financing of 1 Leadenhall (a 500,000 square foot City of London development scheme partly pre-let to Latham & Watkins)