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Mishcon de Reya advises CBRE on acquisition of Franc Warwick Chartered Surveyors

Mishcon de Reya has advised CBRE, the global commercial real estate advisor, on its high-profile acquisition of Franc Warwick Chartered Surveyors.

Led by Franco Sidoli, Franc Warwick – a firm co-founded by Franco in 1988 – is regarded as one of the leading UK commercial real estate investment specialists. The business focuses on capital market transactions, corporate acquisitions and sales, shopping centres, hotels and leisure, industrial and high street retail. It is particularly active in the central London market.

The firm’s client list includes F&C REIT, Max Property Group Plc, Prestbury, Land Securities Plc, Conygar Investment Company PLC, AREA, Minerva, Resolution and Gatehouse Bank.

The Franc Warwick team will be integrated into CBRE’s Capital Markets group and will have a particular focus on investment transactions, including acquisitions, with Franco serving as an Executive Director.

Mishcon de Reya's team was led by corporate partner Dean Poster with assistance from Benedict Annable and Victoria Theaker (corporate) and Susannah Kintish (employment).

Dean said: This acquisition is a major achievement for our client CBRE, further strengthening the company’s leadership in the UK market and providing significant opportunities in terms of the commercial real estate investment sector.

Mishcon de Reya previously advised CBRE on its acquisition of M3 Agency LLP, a leading industrial and logistics real estate services specialist, in 2010 and on its 2011 acquisition of Michael Peddar & Company, a leading UK property advisor for retail brands.