Joe has a broad range of expertise across all manner of Real Estate transactions, but principally in development, retail, housing and transport-led regeneration projects. He acts for a wide range of clients on their strategically important, complex projects and leads our teams advising Transport for London and National Grid on real estate matters as well as co-leading our team advising a national supermarket operator. He also regularly acts for Muse Developments Limited on their development schemes.

Client feedback for Joe includes: "…fantastic to deal with from start to finish…All parties on both deals have had the highest regard for Joe, he has…been unrelenting in his dedication to keep things moving forward. Put simply, we couldn’t have done it without him and will continue to make the most of his significant ability and very personable manner going forward."

Recent highlights include:

  • leading the team advising Asda on the £645m sale and leaseback of 25 supermarkets to Realty Income (one of the biggest real estate deals in the UK market in 2023).
  • advising on all property aspects of the £2bn+ acquisition by Asda of EG Group's UK business.
  • continuing to be lead adviser on the set up and roll out of Asda's convenience store acquisitions programme and advising on a number of new supermarket acquisitions and re-developments.
  • advising the Greater London Authority on the negotiation of two development partnership agreements which will deliver c2,000 new homes.
  • continuing to advise Muse Developments Limited on a mixed-use (light industrial / residential) development in Hucknall in partnership with Rolls-Royce plc.
  • Advising Network Rail on the c£5bn redevelopment of Euston Station (including the introduction of the new HS2 station).
  • Acting for Muse Developments Limited on: 
  • a c£200m logistics scheme in Leeds (including advising on complex forward funding deals with novel funding structures opposite institutional investors). The scheme has included the pre-let and subsequent forward funding of the two largest ever warehouse developments in Leeds. 
  • a c£250m mixed-use housing/retail/light industrial development in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (from site assembly/master development agreement and outline planning through to disposal and development of individual phases of the scheme). 
  • Advising a national retail client on a sale and leaseback programme with a total value over £500 million.
  • Leading a Real Estate certificate of title exercise (linked to a c£12bn corporate transaction) involving nearly 700 properties.
  • Advising Sainsbury's on the real estate aspects of their acquisition of Home Retail Group (Argos). 
  • Advising a national retail client on the development of three major distribution depots with a combined developed value of over £150 million.