Our work for investor clients is at the heart of our real estate group.
Our real estate group has the broadest and strongest investor client base of any UK firm. Our client list includes major institutions, FTSE 100 companies, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity investors, banks and ultra high net worth individuals.
We are committed to all aspects of real estate and we will service all the requirements of our real estate investor clients. Our work spans straightforward sales, purchases, leasing and management to the most complex fund structuring and lending. The development of real estate as an asset class in its own right has played to the real estate group’s strengths. As work has become increasingly complex, we have grown our ability to provide specialist advice on tax, funds structures, planning, environment, construction and financing. Our real estate lawyers understand and lead the provision of any such specialist advice.
Our client base, and our ability to service the most complex deals, means we are involved in the most prestigious deals in the market.
We are constantly looking to develop new products for our clients, whether it be innovative tax solutions or streamlined reporting for major portfolio purchases. We are also actively involved in all of the major industry bodies and have representatives on many of their committees - British Property Federation (BPF), British Council for Shopping Centres (BCSC), Investment Property Forum (IPF), and Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).
Our strong core of investor clients has also led us to invest heavily in IT to support the management of real estate portfolios. We regularly set up and maintain extranets to hold electronic copies of our clients' deeds and to facilitate disposals, valuations and rent reviews.