Real Estate

Complex legislative and policy environments coupled with the changing nature of deal structures can provide a challenging background for real estate. In this environment you need lawyers who help create the deal opportunities, as well as facilitate the deal itself. You need lawyers who know how to get the deal done.

The market is growing but investment is no longer coming from traditional sources. Instead, we are seeing the emergence of a new wave of real estate investors, including some from overseas – attracted by the UK’s opportunities and a favourable exchange rate. They are looking for prime property investments, but while the demand is high from these institutional and entrepreneurial UK and overseas investors, supply is low.

In this new world, lawyers have a new role to play. They will need to look beyond traditional areas of service and provide an infrastructure of connections and investors. This is where the experience of Mishcon de Reya becomes invaluable.


At Mishcon de Reya we have always looked beyond the traditional role of the lawyer. We utilise the law to support our clients' commercial interests. And we assume a far more active role in generating business for clients through the introduction of people, property and money.

Our clients span both the world of corporate and private wealth, which gives us unique access to the market – whether in sourcing deals, securing investors or unlocking finance. Our infrastructure of connections and investors is critical, as is our understanding of the complex policy landscape in which the industry operates. All of these factors influence deals and our clients value our proactive approach and our determination to get the deal done. If there are issues along the way, we find practical commercial solutions, all of which focus on adding value.

We deliver services from acquisition and planning, through to construction and disposal, encompassing both commercial and residential property. But what makes us unique is the added value we bring beyond this. We involve the Firm’s other specialist departments and can facilitate deals by bringing people, financial investment and opportunities together via our extensive network of contacts.

We act for a broad spectrum of clients including publicly quoted and private companies, developers, property funds, financial institutions, corporate occupiers, retailers, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, private investors and high net worth individuals. The common element between all of them is that they understand the importance of being entrepreneurial, agile and forward thinking.

Our Real Estate department provides specialist practices that enable us to offer clients a genuine one-stop shop for property services. 'It's business, but it's personal' encapsulates our way of working. We don’t have a set way of doing things because we know that every deal is different.