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  • 23+ years’ experience working with clients based in the UK, US, Middle East, Russia and the Far East. 
  • Dealing with all aspects of commercial property, including office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential investment and development.  
  • Focused on managing the real estate teams for the buying, selling and redevelopment of properties.
  • Advising on high-rise residential property and specialising in developing student accommodation.
  • Acting for corporate occupiers on their global head office requirements
  • Clients range from domestic and foreign investors, developers, property companies, corporate occupiers to institutions and funders.
  • Recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers.
  • Memberships include the British Council of Office (BCO).

Practices

Representative Experience

  • BlackRock - Relationship partner running a large cross-firm team of real estate sector lawyers comprising core real estate, tax, construction, planning and environmental, corporate, real estate finance, real estate dispute resolution and employment for the BlackRock Group, the largest asset manager in the world. Highlights include: the acquisition of a portfolio of properties in excess of £100m to establish the new Long Lease Portfolio, a further portfolio of garden active properties in excess of £110m, the acquisition of eight student accommodation buildings (standing investments or sites for development) and the acquisition of a long leasehold interest and subsequently the freehold in Watling House, Cannon Street in the City of London.
  • Office building for luxury residential use - Acted for an offshore entity in connection with the acquisition of a trophy central London office building with consent for luxury residential use. As a result of terms agreed between the parties due diligence had to be undertaken so that an exchange could take place within 4 working days of instruction involving a cross-firm team including tax, planning and dispute resolution lawyers.
  • High value homes in London - Acted for offshore investors in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of a prestigious central London headquarters office building that was converted into eight separate ambassadorial residential houses. Advised on subsequent sale by way of both share sale and asset sale of the completed products which were amongst the highest value homes in London.
  • Large London real estate - Acted for clients of Stenprop in connection with the acquisition and funding of a number of buildings in London including Regent Arcade House on Oxford Street, 11 Pilgrim Street, London EC4 and Euston House, Euston.