Mishcon de Reya has bolstered its Real Estate Department with the appointment of Lee Foxcroft as a Partner in its London office. Lee joins the firm on 1 March 2022 from Slaughter and May, where he trained and has practised since qualification.
Lee has extensive experience advising on large-scale commercial real estate transactions, including high value acquisitions and disposals, significant development projects and real estate joint ventures. He also advises on corporate real estate and financing matters and commercial contracts relating to real estate assets.
Lee has particular specialisms acting in relation to complex operational real estate assets, including those within the alternative residential sector (primarily focused on senior living), and in relation to data centre transactions and transactions in the hotel and leisure sector. Recent highlights include advising a senior living client on several major acquisitions, disposals and joint venture matters, and acting for a US multi-national on the real estate components of a high value joint venture in relation to its data centre assets.
Stephen Hughes, Chair of Real Estate at Mishcon de Reya, said: "Lee's broad transactional experience fits well within our real estate offering. We continue to see huge appetite in investment and development within the build to rent, student housing and senior living markets, and Lee's strength in senior living augments our own wealth of experience across the alternative residential sphere. In addition, with strong market demand for digital assets, we view Lee’s substantial data centre sector expertise as an area of real opportunity. We are delighted to welcome him to our team."
Lee added: "Mishcon de Reya's market-leading real estate offering has excellent synergies with my own skill set and transaction experience. I'm excited to join such an energetic and ambitious team."
Mishcon de Reya's Real Estate department comprises over 120 fee-earners including 36 partners, making it one of London's largest, most diverse and most complete property teams. Lee's arrival brings the total number of Partners that have joined the firm in 2022 to six.