In the real estate sector, we look at the whole picture


As one of the firm's key areas of expertise, real estate is at the heart of Addleshaw Goddard.

We view real estate in the broadest sense, taking into accounts all aspects impacting the built environment in which we operate. It will always include the physical land or the building constructed on that land but it doesn’t stop there. What about the design of the building, its energy consumption and how technologically future-proof it is, how the land or building is financed (whether debt or equity), and the issues relating to public property companies? The list goes on...

At AG we bring together lawyers from different disciplines who operate in various parts of the world, all of whom have extensive experience advising in the real estate sector.

We have a number of dedicated teams specialising in specific asset classes of the real estate market. Whether our clients work in one specific area or across multiple sub-sectors, we offer insight, expertise and first-class legal advice driven by innovation, research and market intelligence.

Chambers UK 2016

"The advice they give I find to be very clear and concise, and they have a very commercial approach. Whilst they're always seeking to ensure their client is well protected and well advised from a legal standpoint, they also tend to have a good eye for the commercial environment in which we operate."

"They do a good job, communicate at a high level and are responsive. They know how we work and seem to understand what we're looking for. The team as a whole works well and things get done quickly."

"They are consistently high-quality. Response and availability are both very good and the quality of the advice is excellent."

"We find them to be very proactive and responsive. Their communication has been first-class and their approach is very detailed in every respect."

"We are lucky to have continuity with the team."

Core areas of focus

Hotels and Leisure

Our hotels and leisure team helps clients achieve their objectives whether that is to finance, own, operate or develop a hotel, roll out a national restaurant offering or negotiate commercial contracts for a major arena.

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Housing

A complex sector requires clear thinking and clear advice. Our housing team has experience advising house builders, developers, landowners, registered providers, investors, funders and local authorities on housing schemes.

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Logistics

Our logistics team is made up of leading specialists in a variety of sectors who are able to draw on their individual experiences and sector knowledge to deliver innovative, commercial solutions at every point of the supply chain.

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Office

Our offices practice advises investors, developers, funders and occupiers on all aspects of transactions in the sector.

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Real Estate - Retail

Real Estate - Retail

In a sector going through a rapid change, retailers, developers and investors face complex challenges. Our real estate retail team have in-depth expertise of the sector that allows them to deliver insightful advice with real commercial value.

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Student Housing

Our contacts and experience make us one of the market-leading legal advisers to the student accommodation sector, with our divisions working together to cover all aspects of investment, development, funding and management.

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Key contacts

Meet the team
Leona Ahmed

Leona Ahmed

Head of Real Estate Sector

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Lee Sheldon

Lee Sheldon

Partner, Funds and Indirect Real Estate
London

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Useful resources

From planning reforms, Build to Rent and the opportunities in the Private Rented Sector to the impact of emerging technology trends, there are some exciting hot topics and debate in the Real Estate sector at the moment. 

Working with developers, councils and other Real Estate organisations we have produced a whole range of reports and analysis on the key issues and opportunities in the sector. These are available to download below.