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Occupier Services

The capital and operational costs of real estate can be a significant figure in a company’s accounts.

Proper management can make the difference between your property being an asset or a liability.

If you are responsible for managing your company’s real estate, you need to work with legal advisers who can provide timely, jargon free, commercial advice regarding your property portfolio.

At Charles Russell Speechlys, our skilled Occupier Services team has extensive experience of advising companies on disposals, acquisitions, HQ relocations, exit strategies, restructuring and regearing, outsourcing, sale and leasebacks, and portfolio management. We also work with our UK clients on overseas property interests.

We provide the integrated advice that UK and international occupiers need in specialist areas such as tax, construction, planning, sustainability, environmental, corporate and financial structures. We work in tight knit teams that are adept at managing our clients' other professional advisers both nationally and internationally.

If issues arise, we will provide compromises which meet the requirements of both parties. Our experience acting for landlords and developers, as well as institutional investors and tenants, means we know what the issues are for these parties and also how to agree documents that provide a workable solution of any competing interests - something essential for a long-term relationship like a lease.

Our clients are drawn from a wide range of sectors, but we have particular expertise in the healthcare, not-for-profit, retail & leisure, and TMT sectors. Clients depend on us for our robust project management skills on complex and time-constrained office relocations. They also value our particular working knowledge of the nuances of city centre developments. At the same time, our retail & leisure operator clients can rely on our in-depth experience of managing high street, shopping centre and out of town portfolios.