Real estate and infrastructure

Over 250 years of property expertise.

Today's sector team has the capacity to provide both a full range of real estate, construction and projects services, plus the deep industry expertise to help clients also meet the associated challenges in deal structuring, corporate, tax, employment, finance, planning, litigation, energy and environment. We live and breathe real estate and so will find the angles others often miss.

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Commercial developers

Strong industry and legal expertise means we deliver value to clients from concept to completion. The foundation of this delivery is our sector expertise, multi-disciplinary approach and commitment to keeping abreast of emerging issues.

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Our infrastructure team supports clients on a diverse mix of projects in jurisdictions around the globe, from accommodation, defence, energy, health and IT through to all forms of transport, social infrastructure and waste management.

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Real estate investors

We support public and private property companies, pension funds and other institutions investing in real estate assets in expanding, managing and developing their portfolios efficiently and profitably.

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Residential developers

Our impressive reputation in the residential sector is based on many years' experience in the sector as well as our commitment to fully understanding each client's commercial objectives and what they need from us.

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M&G Investments

Advised on the first forward-funded £25.2m Build To Rent deal between an investor, M&G, and listed housebuilder, Crest Nicholson.

U+I plc

Advised U+I plc on the purchase of 399 Edgware Road and its redevelopment as a mixed scheme with a superstore, oriental retail, residential and a school.

Doughty Hanson

Advised the Doughty Hanson European Real Estate Fund on its development and disposal of the mixed-use multi-let development at Howick Place in Victoria, London.

Student Castle

Advised Student Castle on the sale of a portfolio of six student accommodation buildings, including 53-73 Leman Street, London.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Advised on funding a zero carbon regeneration scheme providing commercial space and 800 homes on a 36ha site.


Advised on an £82m fundraising by way of a Firm Placing and Placing and Open Offer.

Brighton and Hove Council

Acted on the new waterfront project, a plan to relocate the conference centre.

Warburg HIH Invest

Advised on the acquisition of 90 Queen Street London for £60m.

Savills IM

Advised on the £65m acquisition of 33 Gracechurch Street, London Schroders' Colombus Capital Management Fund.

Barratt Homes

Advised on the first of the UK Government's carbon challenge schemes, which comprises 188 homes (62 affordable) developed to code level 6 and the redevelopment of a listed building on the site for community uses.

Galliford Try

Advised on the proposed purchase of the Gloscat site in Gloucester for a mixed-use development as part of a regeneration project in joint venture with The Homes and Communities Agency.


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