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.


Wedlake Bell LLP 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