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MIPIM 2016: 14 - 18 March

MIPIM 2016: 14 - 18 March

Our Real Estate Sector team are pleased to be attending MIPIM 2016.



Report: Education Nation

Report: Education Nation

With the UK seeing more than six billion pounds of investment in purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) this year the sector has grown to become a truly mainstream asset class for Real Estate investors. However are universities fully maximizing the potential benefits?

Our report: Education Nation brings together key players within the market (investors, lenders, universities and consultants) to provide insight into what the future of the student housing sector looks like, and how Universities could save billions in operational costs, alongside the continued opportunities for domestic and foreign investors. Download our report to find out more.



Build to Rent: Funding Britain’s rental revolution

Build to Rent: Funding Britain’s rental revolution

Following on from last year's Making Renting Viable report, 'Build to Rent: Funding Britain’s rental revolution' outlines how Build to Rent could bring in substantial additional finance for housing investors who have traditionally developed, offices, shopping centres and warehouses. It highlights that the growing demand for housing presents a prime opportunity to create steady, long-term returns that can be used to fund the liabilities of pension or insurance companies. Download the report here.



Download: Retail's Digital Future Report

Download: Retail's Digital Future Report

A report published by Addleshaw Goddard and British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), created by Blackstock, discusses the emerging technology trends and the legal considerations and broader business implications these will have on the retail and real estate sectors. Download the report here.



Visit our Housing Blog

Visit our Housing Blog

Get the latest news, comments and insights on all things housing. We blog regularly about a wide range of issues from planning, to property, finance and corporate with lawyers from different parts of our firm contributing.



Related expertise

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.

Contact us

Leona Ahmed, Joint Head of Real Estate Sector
020 7160 3460

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Lee Sheldon, Joint Head of Real Estate Sector
020 7160 3247      

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News, views and insights

Stay up to date on the latest news and insights from the Real Estate sector:

Addleshaw Goddard to advise MAG on £1bn transformation (MEN) - Nancy McGuire - February 16

HUB and Fizzy Living to deliver new homes for rent at former EMI vinyl pressing plant - January 2016

Addleshaw Goddard's Real Estate Team advises Bruntwood & Select Property Group on Circle Square Development - January 2016

AG's Real Estate Team advises Ask Real Estate's founding shareholders on the sale of their majority stake to Carillion - January 2016

Billion pound University estate savings urged (Co Star) - December 15

£5bn potential from student digs upgrades (Estates Gazette) - December 15

Read more news, views & insights here 

Find out more

Making renting viable

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.







A forward looking planning mannifesto

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.






Funds and indirect real estate

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.


Housing market

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.




British Property Federation

Investment Property Forum


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