Having joined Osborne Clarke in 1999 David specialises in all matters concerning purpose built student accommodation both in the UK and internationally.

David is a specialist in real estate development. Coordinating the site assembly, operating in both the commercial real estate sector but also in the living sector. David advises on complex forward funding arrangements particularly in both the student and build to rent sector.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Heading up our purpose built student accommodation sector means being alive to the changing trends and technological demands of the evolving student market. The accommodation is not just bricks and mortar, but a brand with an ever more discerning and socially responsible student customer.

David North – you get a sense he really values us as a client."

Legal 500


Unite Group

Advised on development acquisitions and investment sales in connection with their multi-billion property portfolio.

Palmer Capital

Advised on their regeneration scheme at Finzels Reach Bristol.

Global Student Accommodation

Advised this international client in relation to its joint venture with US investor Harrison Street Real Estate in connection with it’s the acquisition, development and management of its portfolio of student accommodation in Dublin.

Fiera Real Estate

Advising Fiera and their development partner, Cubex, in connection with the forward sale of their BTR and affordable homes building at the site or the former Fire Station, Bristol.

Fiera Real Estate

Advising on the regeneration and forward sale of offices, hotel, BTR, and residential buildings at Finzels reach Bristol.

Baylis Estates

Advising Baylis in connection with the development and forward sale of the newly developed Jaguar Land Rover showroom, Cribbs Causeway.