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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 businesses and we are renowned for our commerciality and pragmatism which enables us to provide advice that ensures deals are structured in the most effective way so that clients can react quickly to seize opportunities. We are problem solvers and we 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 which means that our clients are rightly confident that their business needs will be met and the asset is protected.

We are experienced in acting on high value portfolio transactions and have the technical knowhow and resources at all levels to offer the most appropriate approach to meeting client objectives no matter how large a transaction is.

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

Experience

  • All pre-lets at an iconic mixed-use London building including a hotel, offices and retail, whch included a lease with rental in excess of £10m per annum.
  • The re-gearing of a hotel and retail lease to Travelodge with rent in excess of £4.5m for a 30 year term.
  • Purchase of an office building subject to a number of leases on Grays Inn Road for c. £40m.
  • Purchase of property for redevelopment in Soho Square for £29m.
  • Advising on the termination of all lettings of a building on Chancery Lane with subsequent refurbishment and pre-lets to include 15 year leases to a set of barristers chambers and household name retailers.

"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