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 650 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

M&G on numerous transactions including the acquisition and development of the £1.4 billion Leadenhall Triangle in London, and major deals across Continental Europe.

Ascendas REIT on its €555 million acquisition of a portfolio of 11 data centers across Europe (UK, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland) from Digital Realty Trust.

Duke Realty, one of the world’s largest publicly listed owners and operators of industrial assets, on its approximately US$26 billion combination with Prologis Inc., a publicly listed global leader in logistics real estate.

The Crown Estate on its Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 process involving six proposed new offshore wind projects in the waters around England and Wales.

Partners Group on its more than US$1 billion sale of a large-scale portfolio of U.S. industrial properties on behalf of its clients.

QTS on its US$10 billion acquisition by Blackstone.

Union Investment on acquisitions across Europe, including one of the largest deals in the German office building market (the acquisition of Munich campus “Neue Balan”) and the acquisition of a retail park in Madrid.

Groß & Partner on the sale of the FOUR T1 skyscraper in Frankfurt. With a purchase price of €1.4 billion, this is the largest single property transaction and the most expensive high-rise building in Germany to date.

The UK's largest commercial landlords in challenging a number of CVAs (Company Voluntary Arrangements), involving retailers and other operators imposing sub-stantial rental discounts or closing stores across their portfolios.

Invesco Real Estate on the purchase of a major logistics development in the north of Italy in one of the most important transportation and distribution hubs for the region and the rest of Europe.

Shaftesbury on its £300 million equity capital raising to help London's West End weather COVID-19. Shaftesbury is a FTSE 250 premium listed UK REIT with a portfolio of shops, bars, offices and housing that extends to 16 acres across London.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments on its most significant real estate acquisition and financing to date with a total value of £410 million, from Manchester Airport Group.

Intermediate Capital Group on its acquisition of the OVO Arena, Wembley. Built in 1934, the OVO Arena (formerly Wembley Arena) has played host to some of the world’s most famous artists, including David Bowie, Abba, Britney Spears and Beyonce. 

CapitaLand on the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 data centers across Europe and the UK; Arlington Business Park in Theale; the major Frankfurt office complex, Gallileo; and the acquisition of the Main Airport Center in Frankfurt.

Park Hotels and Resorts On its US$2.7 billion strategic acquisition of Chesapeake Lodging Trust, creating the second largest lodging REIT in the United States.

VICI Properties on its US$17.2 billion purchase of MGM Growth Properties LLC. This creates America’s largest owner of experiential real estate with an enterprise value of approximately US$45 billion.

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