Overview
Drew is an experienced dual qualified real estate director focused on the development and disposal of real estate and infrastructure across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Drew has advised on a wide range of investment, financing and development transactions. Drew takes a particular interest in the housing sector having advised a number of developers on large new build private rented sector developments.

Drew is heavily involved in the south west development market and has previously chaired the regional chapter of the British Council of Offices Next Gen committee.
Experience

 England and Wales

  • Acting for the Greater London Authority on the procuring of London and Regional as its development partner for the 10 hectare Albert Island site. The mixed use development will have a gross developed value of close to £1bn.
  • Acting for North Somerset Council on the acquisition of land under threat of compulsory purchase for the South Bristol Link Road, a 4.5km, £45m bypass to the south of Bristol.
  • Acting for St. Modwen on the mixed use development of Locking Parkland to include a new 1,450 home community with retail space, a new school and 450,000 square feet of high quality business space.
  • Acting for Change Real Estate on the development of the 2.5 acre city centre Redcliff Quarter in Bristol to include a new 24 storey tower block, 185 bed hotel, 15,000 square feet of office accommodation and 317 residential units.
  • Acting for Linkcity in the development of 26 storey and 10 storey towers adjacent to Castle Park in Bristol to provide 375 residential units for the private rent sector.

Northern Ireland

  • Acting for ERG Renew on the acquisition and subsequent disposal for £163m of the 19 turbine Brockaghboy Wind Farm with a generating capacity of 47.5Mw.
  • Acting for Baywa on the acquisition and development of the largest solar farm in Northern Ireland (194 acres with 76 Mw of generating capacity).
  • Acting for Gravis on the acquisition of the 5 turbine Garves Wind Farm as part of a UK wide portfolio acquisition.
  • Acting for Novatio on the Northern Irish aspects of a UK wide rooftop solar financing with 3,100 assets located in Northern Ireland.
  • Acting for YTL, a large Malaysian investor, on the acquisition of a prominent 5* Hotel in Belfast.

What others say...

instrumental in strategic investment and letting transactions.

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