Rick heads the firm's real estate investment and asset management team.

He acts for UK and international investors and occupiers of all aspects of their UK property legal requirements.

Clients include UK and international investment funds and companies and global corporates.

He has considerable expertise in the mainstream asset classes of offices, retail and industrial, as well as specialist alternatives knowledge in student accommodation and hotels and leisure.

Rick sits on the firm's international committee and chairs the International Real Estate Group – a group of real estate partners from independent firms in Europe and the US delivering co-ordinated real estate services to clients across the world.

  • Advising Ahli United Bank’s UK student accommodation fund on the disposal of its entire portfolio to Unite for £271 million.
  • Advising Darwin Leisure Property Fund on all aspects of its £400 million portfolio.
  • Advising a significant number of US/global corporations on their London HQ requirements.

What others say...

Richard Read is outstanding as lead partner.  We have worked with him for over 15 years and would recommend him unreservedly.  He is technically very able, an excellent negotiator and very commercial in approach.
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