The real estate sector is critical to the UK and global economies and London's place as the global financial centre. Technology is transforming every aspect of our industry; proptech is not a passing fad. As a consequence the real estate landscape is changing rapidly and businesses need to adapt.
A deep understanding of the wider commercial, political and economic factors is essential. Development is high on the agenda. Large scale infrastructure projects, affordable housing and the changing face of the high street, are just three of the areas that are shaping commercial opportunities. Additionally, overseas investors continue to significantly influence the sector. All of this contributes to what is a highly competitive environment.
In this context, the ability to close deals has never been more important.
Why we are different
Our clients span both the world of corporate and private wealth giving us a unique perspective on the market. Our global infrastructure of connections and investors coupled with our understanding of the complex policy landscape are highly valued by our clients. We find practical commercial solutions, underpinned by a tenacious determination to get the deal done.
Our clients include 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. Their common characteristics are that they understand the importance of being entrepreneurial, agile and forward thinking. We utilise the law to support their commercial interests.
We harness the power of technology to shape the way we work to better serve our clients. Our use of proptech, from automation and visualisation tools to AI and structured databases, allows us to work faster and more efficiently, unlocking data from legal documents so that our clients can make decisions in real time and use data more intelligently. This enables them to extract maximum possible value from their assets.
We offer a one stop shop for property services from acquisition and planning, through to construction, disposal and asset management, encompassing both commercial and residential property. But we go further. By involving the Firm’s other specialist departments, we can facilitate deals by bringing people, financial investment and opportunities together. Additionally, on behalf of our clients, we are actively involved in debates with industry leaders, policy-makers and government.
Private client work is integral to our Real Estate practice. We have significant experience guiding high net worth individuals, privately owned companies and family offices on all aspects of their UK corporate real estate portfolios, spanning investment and acquisition, planning, construction, management and disposal.
'It's business, but it's personal' encapsulates our way of working. We are astute and tenacious in our approach. And we don’t have a set way of doing things, because we know that every deal is different.