Press Releases / Real Estate Industry

A multidisciplinary team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have advised on the 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, HC-One […]

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 […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner advised Aurec leading a consortium of Israeli institutional investors on the acquisition of Eschborn Plaza in the Frankfurt area from two closed-ended funds managed by Commerz Real for €236m by way of an asset deal. The main tenant of the prime office complex is Ernst & Young, the company’s […]

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 […]

​Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised Deutsche Bank Technology Centre on leasing offices in Moscow’s Aquamarine III Business Centre at 24 Ozerkovskaya Embankment. This, the biggest Class A office lease deal in Moscow this year so far, was also supported by JLL consultants. The Russian Deutsche Bank […]

BLP’s market leading hotels practice has acted for longstanding client PPHE Hotel Group on the sale and leaseback of the Park Plaza London Waterloo, a newly developed 494-room hotel and spa in Central London. The freehold interest is to be acquired by a unit trust created on behalf of several clients of CBRE Global Investors […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has advised developer Argent Related on its strategic development partnership (SDP) with Haringey Council that will see the Council and the developer  work together to regenerate a large part of Tottenham Hale. The SDP brings together key sites in the new District Centre planned for the area, located next […]

BLP Germany has advised Avignon Capital on the investment firm’s acquisition of hotels in Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main for approximately €48.5m. The hotels – operated by the European hotel chain Meininger – were purchased from an Irish family office. Constructed in 2010 and 2011, both hotels are located near busy transport hubs. The hotel in Berlin, built next […]

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