Real Estate Investment

Our Investment Team has a wealth of experience in acting on every aspect of investment activity including the purchase, ownership, management, rental and sale of commercial real estate.

We take the time to get to know our client’s business. We are renowned for our commerciality and pragmatism. We ensure deals are structured in the most effective way so that clients can react quickly to seize opportunities. We are problem solvers and understand that clients need their lawyers to take a strategic proactive approach that takes into account and understands the underlying business objectives.

On asset management we believe that it is of real benefit to our clients to provide a lawyer or a team that builds up experience of the asset over a period of time. This helps to develop an efficient close working relationship so that our clients are confident that their business needs will be met and the asset is protected.

With support from banking, tax, planning, construction and real estate dispute specialists, we have the capability to act quickly and effectively on complex, high-value and time critical deals.

Our clients are both UK-based and offshore and include listed companies, private companies, LLPs, family offices, individuals, trusts, funds, general partnerships and other investment vehicles.


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Wedlake Bell LLP, which recently merged with fellow City firm Moon Beever, has a strong commercial property department which covers a range of specialisms including high-value investments, a front on which David Roberts is exceedingly active, leveraging his expertise in logistics and retail assets. The department is also reputed for its full-service development service, which has a focus on mixed-use, business park and heritage building schemes with Kim Lalli particularly busy in the residential project space. Justin Lewis-Vivas helms the practice, which also includes Sarah Blunn, a lawyer integral to the firm's corporate occupier practice which caters to companies from the luxury brand, hospitality and leisure, co-working, sciences and professional services sectors.

— Legal 500, 2022

Wedlake Bell combine professionalism, knowledge, pragmatism and a personal relationship that makes interactions quick and easy. With reasonable charging rates and quality of personnel, they are my default practice of choice.

— Legal 500, 2022

"Their experience and balanced approach, allied with their attitude to meeting the objectives we set, all provides us with confidence."

— Chambers UK, 2021

No-nonsense advice which gets to the heart of the matter but more importantly, identifies practical and effective solutions to drive transactions over the line.

— Legal 500, 2021

Decent, ethical people, delivering excellent advice and without hubris. The team has strong depth and robust abilities across the whole sector of real estate.

— Legal 500, 2021

'Sarah Blunn is an exceptional real estate lawyer, commercial and dedicated to her clients'.

— Legal 500, 2020

'Suzanne Gill is an excellent legal adviser, transactional lawyer and highly personable individual. She brings a refreshing prospective to the law. Suzanne has immense gravitas and a razor sharp legal mind.'

— Legal 500, 2020

Wedlake Bell provide high quality legal work, with strong communications and a sense of personal ownership of issues and work flow by the respective partners. In an increasingly complex and confusing world in the post brexit era Wedlake Bell provide clarity and strong counsel.'

— Legal 500, 2020

"Claire Nelson acted for an offshore private property company on the £40m purchase of a central London multi-let mixed-use property"

— Legal 500, 2017