Our property investor client base is drawn from a wide circle across the UK and overseas including public and private companies, property funds, retailers, hotel operators, banks and other financial institutions, private investors and entrepreneurs for whom we handle all aspects of property investment and management.
We have experience in all types of property investments including offices, residential, retail (including shopping centres), hotels and leisure, industrial and logistics, healthcare, strategic land and mixed use real estate whether single lots or substantial portfolios. We work pragmatically to accommodate the technical issues thrown up by both new and old buildings.
The real estate investment team is fully integrated with the banking, construction, environment, planning and property litigation teams to provide comprehensive and seamless property related advice.
They also work closely with the corporate and tax teams advising on joint ventures, limited partnerships, corporate acquisitions and disposals and tax-efficient structures.
We have advised a number of overseas investors on prime commercial investment acquisitions totalling over £1 billion.
Sale and leaseback portfolio of 62 major operational properties
Acting as lead real estate lawyers on behalf of Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale and leaseback of a portfolio of 62 properties to a consortium (the majority being acquired by Telereal). This involved restructuring and then disposing Coutts' long leasehold interest at 440 The Strand, London with The Crown Estate.
Stonegate Pub Company
Acquisition of the business of 78 public houses from the administrators of Bramwell Pub Company. Acting on the real estate elements of the 73 UK sites (excluding Scotland).
Multi tenanted Investment acquisition
Acting for a private property company on the acquisition of a multi-tenanted London commercial investment property for circa £40 million. Contracts had to be exchanged within 12 working days of receiving instructions which was achieved due to a dedicated team being put in place.
Mixed use portfolio acquisition
Acting on the acquisition of a portfolio of 21 properties across England and Wales and we have also recently received instructions to restructure the portfolio in readiness for taking the assets back to market.