Press Releases / Real Estate Expertise

A multidisciplinary team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have advised on the £172m sale of Retirement Villages Group, the UK’s largest retirement village operator with 14 active communities and a pipeline of developments. The buyers were AxA, the French institutional investment group (which will operate the village developments) and the UK’s largest care home operator, […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS) on providing a £323m loan to refinance existing debt, facilitate a corporate reorganisation and develop St Giles Circus, a cutting edge mixed-use project in the heart of London’s West End. The financing has been structured as separate senior and mezzanine facilities, to allow […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for Tristan Capital Partners, independent London-based real estate investment management boutique, on its acquisition of a majority 90% interest in a Downing developed and managed 3,636 bed UK student housing portfolio comprising four operational assets (delivered in 2015 and 2016) and four assets in the course of […]

A cross-practice team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the University of Cambridge on its 150 hectare mixed-use scheme at the North West Cambridge Development, a project part of an estimated £1bn investment into the city. The major expansion to the City of Cambridge will include 3,000 new homes, 2,000 student residences, 1m sq/ft […]

BLP Germany has advised Hines as asset manager for an institutional investor on the acquisition of the Mira Shopping Centre in Munich. Built in 2008, the Mira Shopping Centre covers roughly 24,000sq m and hosts around 60 retail tenants, including Rewe, H&M, New Yorker, dm, C&A, Aldi, Deichmann, Hunkemöller, Douglas, Woolworth and Expert. Hines plans […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is acting for CC Land Holdings, a Hong Kong listed company, on its acquisition of the Jersey company owning 122 Leadenhall Street, ‘The Cheesegrater’, from a joint venture between British Land, London listed property development and investment group, and Oxford Properties. British Land and Oxford Properties developed The […]

BLP Germany has advised CBRE Global Investors on the sale of StadtCenter Düren, a shopping centre in North Rhine-Westphalia. The centre was sold to investment firm Union Investment who purchased the property for the open-end real estate fund UniImmo Deutschland. The purchase price amounted to approximately €70m. The two-storey building, located in Düren city centre, […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) has advised Ribston on the launch of the Ribston UK Industrial Property Unit Trust (the “Fund”).  The Fund has launched with £75 million of equity commitments which with proposed gearing will give it a capacity to invest up to £107 million.  Equity is being provided by clients of […]

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