The acceleration of change in the built environment demands expertise in new ways of investing, collaborating, developing, managing, operating and interacting with real estate. We can help.
We have expertise in new types of assets, new ways of investing and collaborating, and the use of data and technology to deliver more efficient, more sustainable and more impactful placemaking.
We advise on structuring, financing, investing, developing, leasing, tax and risk management, as well as sustainability, data monetisation, digital overlays and twins, artificial intelligence, PropTech and the tokenisation of real estate.
We internationally support developers, investors, funders, operators, corporate occupiers and PropTech disrupters.
Our focus areas
Real estate investors
Advised on the on-going development, land disposals, site assembly, lettings and various management matters for London Gateway Logistics Park, Europe’s largest inland port and logistics facility
Advised on the launch of The Mayor of London's Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF), a £500 million investment fund established by the Greater London Authority with funding from the European Commission for the purpose of investing in energy-efficient projects. Advised on public procurement and state aid as well as on fund structuring and terms including compliance with ERDF regulations.
RTE (the national electricity provider in France)
Advised on their technology transfer and cooperation agreements and the development of their plant and technologies in relation to their smartgrid project, "RINGO". This project will enable them to be able to test the storage of punctual surpluses of renewable energy production (such as wind and solar) and their destocking of the same at a future time.
University of Bristol's Bristol Temple Quarter
Advising the University on the procurement of its £300 million new campus project at the new Temple Quarter Campus (one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK). The University has now appointed its Partner under a Strategic Partnering Agreement. We advised on the procurement strategy, managed the procurement process to successful contract award and continue to advise on the delivery of the project.
Advised on various loan agreements under both German and Dutch law including the €28m DZ Hyp loan agreement for Project Inside, a €24m DZ Hyp loan agreement for APF, €64.2million DZ Hyp loan agreement for Barista.
Care Property Invest NV
Advised on the purchase by way of forwarding funding structures and on the development and leasing of care home facilities to be developed in the Ensanche de Carabanchel sector of Madrid.
CBRE Global Investors
Advised for over 20 years: on multiple funds with advice covering acquisitions, disposals and asset management across logistics, retail, hotels, long income assets and waste to energy plants. We have made over £1bn of acquisitions and advised on all UK tax, corporate, real estate and construction issues.
Centerbridge Partners Europe
Advised on the acquisition, funding and construction relating to the development of a logistics park on the M1, and on the joint venture arrangements between the client and First Panattoni.
FAP Investments, Arcese Immobiliare and Torre SGR
Advised on numerous transactions including: various acquisitions and disposals of logistics facilities across Italy including the sale of a 8-site portfolio to Blackstone; on the development and construction of eight warehouses in northern and central Italy – including advice on the associated build to rent contracts with CEVA logistics and on the legal issues and incentives related to the planned roof mounted PV plant.
Provide strategic risk management advice on both its student and multi-family developments across the UK. Continuing to advise on statutory framework, regulatory matters and property litigation, and drafted tools and templates to help their team improve risk management and inhouse efficiencies.
InfraRed Capital Partners
Advised across their real estate and infrastructure business including on the set up and financing of project vehicles and joint ventures for their funds, as well as advising the asset management teams on a day-to-day basis on corporate and regulatory issues, both in the UK and across Europe. Additionally advised on acquisitions and disposals of assets/portfolios.
Advised on the sale of their second UK Logistics Fund which was a partnership with NW1 to InfraRed Capital for c.£50m. The team had also advised on the initial acquisition and conversion of the assets to last mile delivery hubs. The sale delivered a 20%+ return for the investors.
Advised on the share acquisition from Prologis of a portfolio of fully leased UK industrial properties totalling 1.2m square feet across multiple locations. Also co-authored "The New Age of Data in Real Estate" report. Read more >
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