Commercial Real Estate Investment

Commercial Real Estate Investment - UK

A full service – when and where you need it

Our first real estate client came to us 30 years ago. They are still with us today. And our UK team draws on those decades of experience to advise you on corporate and commercial real estate investment.

Corporate real estate

We specialise in complex multi-jurisdictional corporate real estate transactions which combine finance, real estate, regulatory, tax and insolvency aspects. By integrating all these technical disciplines into a single team, we ensure our lawyers are always focused on your commercial goals.

In corporate real estate, we advise on:

  • Real estate funds and real estate investment trusts (REITS)  
  • Joint ventures
  • Indirect real estate acquisitions and disposals through corporates, unit trusts and other vehicles
  • Property financing
  • Real estate loan acquisitions and loan-to-own structures
  • Hotels and other real estate investments with operational aspects
  • Tax-driven real estate investment structures.

Commercial real estate investment

Our in-depth industry knowledge, built up through long-term client relationships, ensures our legal advice on commercial real estate investment gives you strategic value. Thanks to the expertise of our multidisciplinary team and our law firm’s international footprint, we can deliver a full service when and where you need it.

The areas of commercial real estate investment law we advise on include:

  • Major acquisitions and disposals, often comprising portfolios of properties
  • Property development for retail, office, industrial, leisure including hotels and other commercial uses
  • Joint ventures involving property, including contractual arrangements, trusts and partnerships
  • Establishing real estate funds
  • Acquiring space for a range of occupiers, especially in the office, retail, hotel and leisure sectors
  • Property lending, development and financing and securitisation and cash flow related transactions
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and indirect investment structures for corporate and financial clients.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

Identifying the beneficial owners of foreign companies – UK real estate or public contracts

16 March 2016

Controllers of UK companies to be named on a public register from 6 April

10 March 2016

DEFRA has published package of proposals that look set to increase the liability of landlords for waste management operations carried out by tenants on their land.

17 February 2016

The CJEU issues guidance on the interpretation on the potential restrictive effect of tenant veto clauses in commercial lease agreements.

03 December 2015