Industry

Real Estate

Real estate has never been more global or more complex than it is today. We understand that it is a critical part of your business, regardless of where in the world you operate.

With more than 500 lawyers worldwide advising real estate industry clients, we can help you across the entire property lifecycle.

In a fast changing global market, we have been at the forefront in helping our clients navigate and redefine the most complex and high-profile real estate deals. From real estate investments, developments and how to finance them, to places to work and live. Whether you are looking at offices, retail, industrial, logistics, hotels, residential, or any other type of building, we can help.

We have built a practice based on a deep understanding of real estate assets. We combine our industry knowledge with a practical and collaborative approach to problem solving. Our client relationships are strong because they are built on mutual respect. We talk the language of real estate and we understand that it is a vehicle to deliver your business strategy. We will tell you the way we see it and work with you to get the deal done. 

Representative experience

General Electric on the sale of its US$23bn global real estate equity and debt portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, the largest real estate deal since 2007.

Argent Related on a major £4bn mixed-use redevelopment project in Brent Cross South, London.

Colony NorthStar and China Resources Land on their joint acquisition of 20 Gresham Street, a trophy office building in London.

U City on the acquisition of 24 hotels across Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania). One of the largest hotel deals of 2017.

Pierre & Vacances SA on the double sale and leaseback of a new Holiday Park, Center Parc Allgau, to Eurosic Lagune S.A.S. and La Francaise REIM – the largest individual tourist project in Germany to date.

M&G Real Estate on the acquisition of an emblematic building in Madrid city center for €175m – M&G's first real estate investment in Spain.

TRIUVA on the acquisition of a mixed use building (hotel and retail store) in Gran Via street, Madrid.

AEW Ciloger on the acquisition of a complex real estate property for office, residential, and retail use in Paris.

Constellation on the €350m acquisition and financing of Grand Hôtel in Paris (Opéra) operated by InterContinental, and the acquisition of two 5-star hotels in Italy.

Invesco Real Estate on the acquisition of a major office building in central Milan (the Time Building).

Benson Elliot on acquisitions of landmark office buildings across Poland, conducted on behalf of its pan-European fund.

The developer on investment structuring and construction of a multimillion dollar landmark residential project Fili-Park in Moscow that won the Urban Awards 2017.

Mapletree Investments on its US$750m acquisition of 14 data centers located across the United States.

Ivanhoé Cambridge on the US$1bn acquisition of Evergreen Industrial Properties – a portfolio of 155 light industrial properties, from a TPG Fund.

Wal-Mart on its growth requirements across Mexico, including 39 projects for the establishment of Wal-Mart’s stores across the country.

Propertuity Development Proprietary Limited on the redevelopment of the east side of the Johannesburg Central Business District now known as the Maboneng District.

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