Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6758
nick.minkoff@mishcon.com

Personal Profile

Nick is a Partner in our Real Estate department, with over 20 years' experience specialising in development projects and the purchase and sale of high value investment properties.

Nick's clients include Delancey; Chelsfield; Trophaeum Asset Management; Essential Living; Londonewcastle; Rowan Asset Management; Workspace; Minerva; and Gymbox.

Decribed in Chambers 2016 as "diligent, hard-working and friendly," Nick has been recommended by Chambers 2015 as a Leader in his field and described as being "commercial", having "a good style about him" and making "a point of focusing on service". Legal 500, 2015 notes that he combines "sound advice with enough humour to make some of the more challenging moments bearable". Nick has also been ranked as a Commercial Property Expert in London Super Lawyers 2015.

Nick is a member of the Investment Property Forum and a Board member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity, Raising the Roof.

Key experience

  • Acting for Chelsfield Partners LLP in connection to the £180 million sale of the Club Quarters Hotels at St Pauls & Gracechurch Street, London, to AXA S.A. global insurance group and Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension (ATP). Collectively, both luxury hotels contain 468 rooms and 7 retail units and total 204,000 sq ft.
  • Acting for Delancey on the development of 185 Park Street, SE1 to create a mixed-used development incorporating office, residential, retail and cultural uses and high-quality public realm;
  • Acting for Londonewcastle and United House on the joint venture with Poplar HARCA to regenerate Balfron Tower, E14. Designed by Erno Goldfinger, and completed in 1967, Balfron Tower is a Grade II listed building, a landmark on the East London skyline, and is associated with the Brutalist Architecture movement of the 1960s.
  • Advising Minerva Limited on the redevelopment of the Odeon Cinema site in High Street Kensington, including the acquisition of the adjacent former Royal Mail Sorting office which will be integrated into the future development. The new scheme will comprise private residential accommodation, with a basement car park and cinema, affordable homes, new offices and retail.
  • Advising Delancey and Qatari Diar on the purchase and long-term management of the Olympic Village. The Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, will deliver 2,818 new homes with the potential for a further 2,000 new homes.
  • Acting for clients of Delancey and Scottish Widows (formerly Invista Real Estate Investment Management) on the letting and £305 million sale of the Rolls Building, their prime 265,000 sq ft development in London EC4, to Legal & General Pensions Limited. The building is majority let to HM Court Service.
  • Advising the joint venture between Chelsfield and the Ilchester Estate on the redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Institute site in High Street Kensington, now known as Hollandgreen. The scheme includes three new high quality residential apartment buildings built around the existing listed exhibition building that will house the new Design Museum.
  • Acting on the £130 million sale of central London's 1.3 acre Piccadilly Estate to a Reuben investment vehicle, Aldersgate Investments Limited. The historic estate comprises six buildings including the former site of the In & Out Club.
  • Acting for the joint venture between GI Partners, Rowan Asset Management and Taurus Investment Holdings on its £82.7 million acquisition of Aldwych Investments Limited, which owns the freehold of Aldwych House. The 163,000 sq ft office building is located in London's Midtown office district.
  • Representing Chelsfield Partners and EAD on their sale of the former Pavilion Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush Green, London to Kosmopolito Hotels International for development as a large-scale hotel.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, SJ Berwin
Assistant, SJ Berwin
Qualified, Finers