Ian is the International Leader for The Built Environment sector. He advises institutional investors and developers across Logistics, Living and Regeneration including acquisitions, disposals, forward funding, forward commitment, asset management, ground rent, income strip investments, and option and development agreements.
Ian leads our relationships with several international and significant domestic investors. He and his team are recognised as leading lawyers in the Living and Logistics markets, unmatched in experience – particularly regarding life sciences, care and senior living, offices, hotels, and student accommodation.
As such, Ian and his team have transacted over £1BN of logistics deals for CBRE Investment Managers, St Modwen and Warehouse REIT. He has also advised Credit Suisse on the £56M forward funding of Two Central Square; AEG Presents on their new music venue at Olympia, London; DTZ Investors on key repurpose opportunities; Infrared Capital Partners on the £340M sale of an industrial portfolio, and CBRE Investment Management on the sale of a logistic portfolio.
Ian qualified at Osborne Clarke in 1997 and has been a Partner since 2006. He has been a member of Osborne Clarke's Partnership Council, holds chair positions on the Bristol Harbourside Forum and Underfall Yard Trust, and was a board member of youth homelessness charity LandAid South West.
"Ian is very aware of the bigger picture, can see issues from a client’s perspective and has a problem-solving attitude.”
“For me, a can-do yet approachable attitude is important. My team and I not only guide, we offer opinions. We don’t shy away from giving commercial advice underpinned by our market expertise and experience. And we bring these to bear for the benefit of our clients; focusing our energy in the right places, to make sure transactions happen as quickly and seamlessly as possible.”
CBRE Global Investors
Advised on the acquisition of a £151M long-lease hotel investment, and the sale of a £52M logistics portfolio.
Advised on the acquisition and funding of over £120M of logistics investments both via corporate and asset acquisitions.
Advised on the £56M forward funding of Two Central Square, Cardiff.
Advised on the acquisition, development and lease of a new 4,000 capacity music venue at Olympia, London.
InfraRed Capital Partners
Advised on the £340M sale of an industrial portfolio.