We advise businesses across the real estate sector; from some of the largest lenders, government agencies, listed property companies and construction contractors, to private entrepreneurs, funds, corporate occupiers and professional service organisations. With an absolute commitment to gaining insight from the market and converting it into practical legal advice for our clients, we don’t just understand the technical legal issues, but are also aware of the emerging trends and commercial developments affecting the industry.
Sector insight combined with technical excellence
The Addleshaw Goddard real estate sector team combines industry expertise with technical excellence and market insight. Fielding experts from across the firm, our experience extends throughout the breadth of the real estate sector as a whole. We have advised on some of the most significant real estate consultancy mergers and acquisitions as well as some of the largest corporate real estate asset due diligence projects undertaken in the UK. Understanding the drivers and trends behind the market enables us to support clients in emerging and alternative assets (such as healthcare, energy, student housing and the private rented sector) as well as those involved in the more mature investment, funding and development space.
Our sector team advises an unusual breadth and profile of clients, both from overseas and the UK. It is this broad spectrum of industry clients that enables us to understand the complex dynamics that underpin the market and the matrix of relationships between investors and occupiers, intermediaries, lenders, borrowers, developers, private equity providers and entrepreneurs.
With an absolute commitment to gaining insight from the market and converting it into practical legal advice for our clients, we don’t just understand the technical legal issues, but are also aware of the trends and market developments affecting the industry at large. We keep close to policy issues - our lawyers are active members of key industry bodies who participate in forums for industry debate and legislative change. We count as clients, industry bodies and real estate sector policy makers, such as the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
We're acknowledged by the legal directories as key and trusted advisors to the sector, and the feedback we receive from clients consistently supports that opinion. We are proud to advise leading names in the real estate market, including UPP, Standard Life Investments, Jones Lang LaSalle, Threadneedle and British Land.
To find out more about how our real estate legal expertise can add value to your business, please don't hesitate to contact us.
News, views and insights
Stay up to date on the latest news and insights from the Real Estate sector:
Development rights extension delayed (Property Week) - Marnix Elsenaar - July 2015
Build to Rent is the beginning of 'rental revolution' (propertyreporter.co.uk) - Marnix Elsenaar - July 2015
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Download our in-depth overview of some exciting new PRS schemes, evaluating some of the barriers that continue to hold back the sector. The report was produced following a round-table attended by leading developers, councils and officials. In it, we outline a number of policy suggestions that we hope policy makers will take on board as party manifestos begin to be drafted.
Major changes have been made to the planning system by successive governments of all parties. Yet, as the general election approaches, planning reforms remain a key component of topics dominating the political debate: housing, transport, infrastructure, energy and economic growth. Download our overview of these reforms here.
Addleshaw Goddard’s Funds and Indirect Real Estate (FIRE) group is one of the market leading practices in the UK. The team, comprising individuals with a combined 60 years of transactional experience from ‘magic circle’ and tier 1 practices, prides itself on its approach and expertise applied to all matters, recognising that the global private funds and indirect real estate markets are continually evolving and increasingly challenging for its clients. Download our overview for more information.
The demand for new housing continues to exceed supply and the challenge to ensure everyone in the UK has good quality accommodation remains real and urgent. The answers to the housing crisis are manifold and complex. They consist of traditional and new products: market, social, affordable and the growing private rented sector. Delivery requires a variety of ingredients to be brought together: suitable land, a viable planning permission, finance, the delivery vehicle, the building contract and the buyer, investor or tenant demand and, possibly, public sector intervention. Download our Housing Market credentials in full.