Property investment lies at the heart of our business and as such, the world’s private and institutional investors, fund managers and leading banks entrust us with their toughest investment challenges. As part of a firm with a global footprint, we stand at the cutting edge of the global property investment market. From our privileged vantage point, we are able to help clients anticipate problems or identify investment opportunities for growth.
We advise on the full range of development projects and investment opportunities including skyscrapers, retail centres, office buildings, industrial warehouses and logistic premises, residential and mixed use developments. Our team’s in-depth knowledge of the issues that commonly arise in the development arena, particularly in relation to forward funding, taxation and financing, means that we are able to provide advice throughout the life cycle of our clients’ projects or investments.
Property acquisition and disposal
Our lawyers advise on the acquisition and disposal of all types of investment property, including retail (West End, high street and out-of-town as well as shopping centres), offices, industrial and logistics parks.
We provide specialist and detailed advice in connection with a broad range of niche property investment transactions including those involving care homes, student accommodation schemes, hotels, railway sites and leisure property. Our particular understanding of these areas, is one of the distinguishing features of our practice.
Our lawyers can advise on all issues in relation to all types of construction and development projects throughout the life cycle of your project to ensure that you derive the maximum value from your investment. Our expertise includes advising on collateral warranties and risk analysis.
We have extensive experience of the structures and techniques which can enhance the tax efficiency of real estate investment. By listening carefully to you and understanding your business operations, aspirations and commercial drivers we can tailor structures to you needs and combine even the most complex structures effectively to help you reach your goal.
Property investment management
Our lawyers advise on the full range of issues relevant to investment transactions, including leasing and occupational arrangements, regulatory issues, management agreements and dispute resolution (including ADR techniques, and court action).
Funding and finance
Our Real Estate Finance specialists have considerable expertise in dealing with the finance aspects of a real estate investment and development transactions. We have represented the world’s leading banks, lenders, borrowers, private and institutional investors and fund managers. We advise on the release of existing security, and the full range of financing and funding structures including joint venture arrangements, securitisations, private equity finance, partnerships, unit trusts and REITs.