Real Estate

Our real estate sector group is located across our offices in the US and UK. While we advise on across all aspects of real estate, our primary sector focus is on developers and investors, home builders, public housing, and the private rental sector. 

For developments of any size or complexity be they retail, industrial, leisure, residential or mixed use, our development and regeneration teams understand the issues and can help you realise your plans. We have strength in urban mixed-use plans where a multi-disciplinary team is required to work as one with other members of your delivery team. 

The team includes lawyers with additional qualifications and experience in business, engineering, accounting, and architecture, who work on a cross-departmental basis to provide a full-service to clients in real estate.

Our UK public housing team comprises  lawyers from across the firm who provide a multi-disciplinary service to the firm’s public housing clients. We provide the full spectrum of legal advice for national and regional providers including a full range of contentious and non-contentious legal services. 

From strategic planning, site acquisition and financing, to delivery model or investment structure we are renowned for our work for housebuilders with a team that is immersed in residential property and housing. We are proud to be one of the leading firms helping house builders, providers and funders achieve their objectives.

Our team understand the needs of real estate investors and developers in this fast changing and challenging sector.  We work closely with our sector clients, including housebuilders, build to rent providers, commercial and residential developers and investors, social housing providers and real estate investment funds on all manner of projects, including operational challenges beyond real estate.

The real estate sector is critical to both the national and global economy and our team will help you to navigate this multi-faceted industry and its dynamic changes and cycles, including the forthcoming Brexit and the unique challenges it brings. 

We focus on providing the full spectrum of legal services needs to your business, providing a one stop shop for legal advice. We bring to bear multi-disciplinary teams to support you with: 

  • Debt and equity financing and refinancing
  • Sale and acquisitions
  • Development, management or leasing of property
  • Strategic land development 
  • Construction 
  • Planning 
  • Corporate (including private public partnerships, formation of SPVs and JVs)
  • Employment
  • Regulatory (environmental, health and safety, data compliance)
  • Property taxes
  • Financial regulatory.

We work hard to provide practical, targeted advice and support, bringing together bespoke multi-disciplinary teams to meet your needs. Long standing client relationships are important to us. They, together with a deep understanding of the industry, help us to understand the issues and challenges you face and enable us to collaborate with you to provide pragmatic and commercial solutions to all of your legal needs. You need legal counsel that anticipate economic changes, operational challenges and regulatory or legislative revisions impacting on your sector and who understand how these factors each impact on your business objectives, and therefore the advice you need. 

Our mission is to act as your trusted advisor assisting you to negotiate the real estate sector and its opportunities and challenges both profitably and efficiently.