Expertise

Miles is a Partner with over 20 years' experience in the Real Estate sector.

Miles specialises in UK wide portfolio acquisition and asset management for large corporate occupiers as well as investment and development transactions in both the commercial and residential real estate sectors. Miles also has considerable experience in the telecomms sector, both in terms of wholesale and real estate services.

Experience

Recent experience includes:

  • Acting for BT in respect of their UK property portfolio since 2004, including acquisitions, disposals and projects with specific notable instructions being:
    • sale of BT Centre, St Pauls;
    • the leasehold acquisition of their new 18 storey UK HQ Building in Aldgate, London;
    • development and leasehold acquisition of regional business centres in Birmingham and Newcastle, totalling 175,000 ft2;
    • the sale of marketing rights and transfer of 220 hightower telecommunications sites to Cellnex.
  • Acting for Legal & General in:
    • the forward purchase and forward funding of 3 developments comprising 600,000 ft2 with investment value of £270m;
    • the acquisition and asset management of 5 industrial estates.
  • Acting for Sage Group plc in the leasehold acquisition and refurbishment of 4 major UK office buildings in London, Newcastle and Manchester totalling circa 190,000 ft2.
  • Acting for SSE plc in the creation of a new retail arm and the transfer of 45 properties (freehold, leasehold, sub-leasehold and assigned leases) into it from the main company.
  • Acquiring, managing and disposing of surplus leasehold and freehold property portfolios for large corporate occupiers including Santander, B&Q, Wolseley Builders Merchants, Morrisons Supermarkets, Whitbread, Rentokil, Barclays Bank and Carillion.
  • Acting for EE in the management of their retail property portfolio (both directly occupied and franchisee occupied), including lease renewals, joint ventures with suppliers, franchise renewals and variations and new leases.
Testimonials

"Miles Ede is always a pleasure to deal with, says a source. He continues to lead the firm's real estate team in Scotland and has experience of a range of portfolio management matters and investment sales and purchases"
Chambers UK 2017

"Leader in his field"
Legal 500 2016

"Miles Ede advises on top-end investment and development deals, and is also well versed in telecoms work. One client comments: "He is very knowledgeable and he knows how to get the job done. He's also very commercial and understands what we are trying to do."
Chambers UK 2016

Education
  • Aberdeen University – 1990 to 1995
    • LLB (Hons), DipLP
    • Notary Public
  • Year qualified: 1997
Languages
  • Conversational French