Ian is the international sector leader for The Built Environment.  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, options 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 acts for CBRE Investment Management, DTZ Investors, Swiss Life, Wildstone Capital and Warehouse REIT.

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 is a board member of charities the Underfall Yard Trust and St Stephens Ecclesiastical.

"Ian is very aware of the bigger picture, can see issues from a client’s perspective and has a problem-solving attitude.”

Chambers & Partners

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

For me, a can-do yet approachable attitude is important. My team and I give commercial advice underpinned by our market expertise and experience. And we bring this 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. Our client's experience of us is so important.

CBRE Global Investors

Advised on the acquisition of a £151M long-lease hotel investment, and the sale of a £52M logistics portfolio.

Warehouse REIT

Advised on the acquisition and funding of over £120M of logistics investments both via corporate and asset acquisitions.

Credit Suisse

Advised on the £56M forward funding of Two Central Square, Cardiff.

AEG Presents

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.