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Mark Smith, Partner

Mark has particular expertise in investment acquisitions and disposals and occupational property transactions, notably HQ relocations, and major sale and leaseback portfolios.

Summary

Mark is head of Real Estate at Charles Russell Speechlys. He has particular expertise in investment acquisitions and disposals and occupational property transactions, notably HQ relocations, and major sale and leaseback portfolios. Mark also specialises in advising clients in the healthcare market, and in the private wealth arena. Mark is on the committee of the Federation of Corporate Real Estate, and is a member of the Family Office Real Estate Advisers, and is co-author of “The New Real” evidence based research report on the gains and challenges of the smart built environment.

Mark is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Lead Real Estate partner on Caring Homes Group’s £300 million sale and leaseback of 44 care homes to US REIT Griffin-American Healthcare. Mark also acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on a major portfolio disposal and leaseback transaction
  • Acting for the Design Museum on its on-going relocation from Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington
  • Acting on the acquisition of a major newly-developed City of London office and retail building for an overseas investor
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