The UK property market is an attractive investment proposition, but it’s not without its challenges and complications, which is why choosing the right legal adviser is critical.
Our Real Estate Investment team handles all aspects of the commercial property investment lifecycle from acquisition and management through to disposal. We work proactively with our clients to understand their legal requirements and commercial objectives in order to provide a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market.
The Real Estate Investment team is fully integrated with other services within Charles Russell Speechlys such as planning, construction, environmental, property litigation, dispute resolution, tax and real estate finance, (both conventional and Islamic), in order to provide comprehensive property investment advice for our clients. We advise on high value and complex investment transactions, joint ventures and tax-efficient structures, as well as the financing of investment projects in the UK.
The Real Estate Investment team acts for some of the largest property owning bodies in the UK, as well as international investors including:
- institutional investment funds
- banks and financial institutions
- public and private corporations
- offshore and private investors
- government entities
- urban estates
- property companies
- hotel operators
- start-up companies.
Our experience spans the full range of real estate asset classes including:
- retail (including shopping centres and retail parks)
- mixed-use schemes
- hotels and leisure
- strategic land.
Our team is extremely knowledgeable about the UK commercial property market and the investment opportunities available. Whatever the size of your portfolio, we’re committed to helping you make the most of your investment.
As part of our investment management service, we advise on all aspects of asset management including fund management agreements, and commercial, technology and energy contracts. We also advise on contentious aspects of investment management such as possession claims, service charge disputes and lease extension claims.
We have a wide network of industry contacts and can introduce you to agents, surveyors and other property professionals that can assist you in achieving your investment goals. Our international presence, including established offices in Europe and the Middle East, means that we are well placed to advise overseas clients who are actively investing in the UK commercial property market. In particular, our Luxembourg office is used to structuring real estate funds operating in the UK.
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