David works in our Developers and Investors team. He is based in our Leeds office but operates nationally.
He primarily acts for property developer clients with a focus on large-scale, residential-led, mixed-use schemes. David has particular expertise in dealing with strategic land and specialises in negotiating Promotion Agreements, Option Agreements and Conditional Sale Agreements.
Since qualifying in 2010, David has seen a large number of development and redevelopment projects mature from initial site investigation, though the planning permission process, and on to final sale to a variety of national house builders (often on a phased basis, usually with secured deferred payments and complex overage arrangements).
He has acted on a range of other commercial developments. He has acted both for local authorities and private sector service providers on the property aspects of public sector projects.
David acts for investor clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial property, often as part of wider business sales and purchases. 
He is also experienced in dealing with portfolio management matters for both landlords and tenants across the retail, office and industrial sectors.

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