I advise on a broad range of transactions relating to development, commercial landlord and tenant, investment acquisitions and disposals, and real estate finance. Work examples include:
- Development: advising in respect of a wide range of development matters including: residential, commercial and mixed use development, both new build and regeneration projects. Examples include assisting with advice to Muse Developments in relation to a residential-led mixed-use regeneration scheme, and Surrey Heath Borough Council in relation to the redevelopment of Camberley Town Centre.
- Landlord and Tenant: conducting all types of leasehold transactions on behalf of institutional clients including new lettings, surrenders and all aspects of associated asset management work. Examples include assisting Hammerson with new lettings and re-gears with various national retailers, as well as acting for occupiers such as WeWork and M&S in respect of high value, complex new lettings (new build and major refurbishment), including WeWork's Churchill Place acquisition from EMA.
- Investment: acquisitions and disposals in relation to both freehold and leasehold interests in office and retail assets. Particular highlights in this area involve: (i) managing a substantial internal in advising Hammerson in respect of the property aspects of a retail park portfolio disposal, plus leading advice in respect of a number of other multi-let retail asset disposals; (ii) assisting with the £120m acquisition of 39 residential apartments in London for an overseas client, using a unique acquisition structure to facilitate future disposals; and (iii) leading advice to Squarestone Growth and Schroders in relation to a number of regional office building acquisitions.
- Real estate finance: advising both borrowers and lending institutions on the real estate aspects of property finance transactions including refinance, acquisition and development. Key experience includes coordinating the refinancing of a multi-let central London office building in respect of an £80m loan.