We’ve remained at the heart of real estate investment for many years, and our blend of genuine sector knowledge, legal expertise and exceptional client service means that we give valuable, results-focused advice across all property investments.
Our core strengths are in fund management, developing efficient letting strategies, offshore managed structures, forward funding and commitment, complex refinancing and transitioning existing portfolios. We also appreciate that the performance of investment portfolios depends on proactive asset management and we are used to working closely with clients’ managing agents and other professional advisers to achieve this.
We provide public and private property companies, pension funds and other institutions investing in a wide range of real estate assets with everything they need to expand, manage and develop their portfolios efficiently and profitably. Our team regularly advises on institutional portfolios of between £150m and £750m, which demands lawyers who are alert to commercial risks, good at managing them in a pragmatic way, and intent on delivering value.
Real estate investment is an increasingly international market and our structure means that we can support you wherever you need to do business. We have particular strengths across Europe, but regularly advise on investments globally, and remain a key adviser to non-European funds making inbound investments.
Advised on the sale of 30 properties for over £62m to Kennedy Wilson, plus the sale of a further 5 individual properties from the same portfolio for circa £17m to buyers ranging from CBREGI to Galliard Homes.
Advised on the acquisition of the landmark Royal Crescent Hotel from the administrators of von Essen Hotels, Ernst & Young.
Terrace Hill Group
Acted on the acquisition of an office block in Victoria for redevelopment from House of Fraser Stores and the acquisition of a former BAE building that was then split into 15 B1 units to be sold on long leases.
Advised on the freehold acquisition of the landmark hotel Brighton Metropole, from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for £39.3m
Advised on the development funding of new student accommodation to be built in Newcastle.
Advised on development agreement as part of bid to the LA vehicle, Taunton Vision, to be the preferred developer for regeneration of part of Taunton town centre.