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Real estate services

Real estate affects all businesses. You could be a private developer developing a new-build, mixed-use scheme; a public sector body driving a regeneration project; an end occupier looking to secure its head office; or a retailer looking to re-gear its current occupation. You could be an operator rolling out an aggressive acquisition programme.

Whoever you are and whatever sector you’re working in, we offer a heavy-weight, commercial real estate team of over 100 lawyers across our offices, who are trusted to get projects and transactions over the line efficiently and effectively.

The strength of our real estate team lies not just in the quality of our people, but also in the deliberate mix of our private sector, public sector and third sector work. Our clients tell us that our ‘cross sector’ knowledge adds real value to the service we provide.

Our people are commercially minded, and we say it ‘how it is’. We’ll work with you to understand your aims and your appetite to risk, to get you the best deal achievable in as short a time as possible.

What we do

  • Our clients - we act for a stellar list of real estate clients.
  • Our experience - in line with our firm’s sector focus, our real estate team is at the cutting edge of society’s biggest issues in the development and regeneration, retail consumer and logistics, education, health and social care and government and housing association sectors.

Featured experience

Westerman Homes: sale of its strategic land portfolio

Having acted for Westerman Homes over the decades helping to build its portfolio, we advised our client on the sale of its strategic land portfolio (725 acres across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) to Peveril Homes and Peveril Securities.

Motorsport Vision Limited: redevelopment of historic Old Museum

We acted for Motorsport Vision Limited on the redevelopment of the historic Old Museum at Donington Racetrack and the grant of a new lease to new occupier, Superbikes. A fantastic new name to add to the roster of tenants and occupiers on the estate.

DPD: acquisition of leasehold premises

We acted for DPD in their acquisitions of leasehold premises in York and in Washington; both complex transactions involving planning issues and an overage agreement. Both deals completed on time notwithstanding various challenges. 

Chesterfield Borough Council: acquisition of The Pavements Shopping Centre

We acted for Chesterfield Borough Council on the strategic acquisition of The Pavements Shopping Centre in Chesterfield from investment company vendors. The resulting merger of the Council’s existing leasehold and freehold interests means that the Council takes control of this important asset in the region.


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