Our real estate investment management team combines in-depth UK real estate sector knowledge with technical legal excellence to provide a full range of legal services. We work with real estate investment managers to maximise investment performance and deliver income and capital growth for investors.

With a collaborative approach and a deep understanding of each portfolio, our real estate investment management team provides strategic and pro-active investment management advice.

In addition to the traditional office, industrial and retail core markets, we have a proven track record in alternative markets, including student accommodation, renewable energy, hotels and the rapidly expanding PRS sector.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in real estate investment management includes the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and the formation of investment funds
  • Commercial contracts
  • Dispute resolution including real estate and commercial contracts
  • Real estate services including acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant work
  • Employment and pensions advice
  • Banking and financing transactions
  • All aspects of health and safety law from policy developments to incident response and representation

We operate across the UK including in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Working with BNP Paribas Real Estate UK in relation to the asset management of The Crown Estate's £2.2 billion St James's estate.

Advising Darwin Property Investment Management Ltd on all aspects of the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, a diversified portfolio of UK Holiday Parks.

Advising CBRE Global Investors in connection with the amalgamation of Falcon Property Trust with Legal & General's IPIF Fund.

Advising on the disposal of Guernsey based, sharia compliant, middle-eastern owned UK property fund specialising in student accommodation in leading university cities across the UK, for which we won The Real Estate Team of the Year Award at The Legal Business Awards 2016.

Meet the team
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Offices
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial and Logistics
Richard Read

Richard Read Partner

  • Real Estate Investment
  • International Real Estate
  • Hotels, Leisure and Tourism
Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims Partner

  • Real Estate Services
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

  • Head of Planning and Compulsory Purchase
  • Regeneration and Highways
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Head of Environment
  • Head of Water
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey Consultant

  • Corporate
  • Funds and Asset Management
  • Financial Services
Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn Partner

  • Head of Regulated Funds and Financial Services
  • Regulated Funds
  • Financial Services
Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming Partner

  • Banking and Trade Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Real Estate Finance
Roger Bull

Roger Bull Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner 
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
Ann Metherall

Ann Metherall Partner

  • Head of Dispute Resolution
  • Head of Health and Safety
  • Transport
Richard Knight

Richard Knight Partner

  • Head of Pensions Practice
  • Pensions Services
  • Pensions Legal Advice
Robert Forman

Robert Forman Partner

  • Head of Scottish Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Advisory
  • Real Estate Investment
Will Hall

Will Hall Director

  • Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Investment 
  • Real Estate Finance

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