Expertise

Mike is a leading real estate development lawyer with over 25 years’ experience, specialising in office/retail investment and development, residential development and strategic land deals.

Mike’s clients include well known investors and fund managers as well as property companies, where a proactive approach and sound commercial and legal advice are essential.

Experience
  • Acquisition, development, lease and sale of Broadway One, Glasgow for Ediston/IVG – 125,000sq ft office development let to Tesco Personal Finance and sold to a German fund
  • Acquisition for Triuva of Quartermile 4, Edinburgh.
  • Sale for Triuva of No 1 Whitehall, Leeds.
  • Re-gear of an office investment in Manchester at a rent of circa £1.25 million pa.
  • Acquisition for Ediston/Europa of Buildings 1000-3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford for refurbishment and lease regears.
  • Acquisition for Ediston/Europa of Heathfield Retail Park, Ayr and Pasteur Retail Park, Great Yarmouth and all ongoing asset management work.
  • Lead property adviser on Edinburgh Tram project, involving negotiating land acquisitions/agreements with stakeholders and implementing CPO acquisitions.
Professional memberships
  • Law Society of Scotland
Education
  • University of Aberdeen – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Law
  • University of Aberdeen – Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Henley Business School (University of Reading) – currently studying for a MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Year qualified - 1989