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Overview

Market conditions in the Real Estate Sector mean that value for money is the driving factor. The Pinsent Masons Real Estate Sector delivers value for money by constantly listening to Real Estate Clients and responding to their needs and the challenges they face.

In response to client feedback we developed an acquisition to sale bespoke Pinsent Masons methodology for dealing with Real Estate Assets called SmartDelivery. Market feedback has been very positive and SmartDelivery has been described as "cutting edge".

Key Contacts

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We provide a full range of corporate services to our Real Estate Clients including listings, further fund raisings, mergers and acquisitions and investment funds. We were heavily involved in developing REITS and PAIFs.  Clients include MedicX, Cala Homes and Redefine.

Our Real Estate Finance Team acts for both borrowers and funders. We acted for Aereal Bank in their £350m facility to Hercules Unit Trust. Property Week described this as "one of the largest loans provided by a single bank for a UK portfolio since before the credit crunch"

We have a pre-eminent planning team who advises on some of the largest projects across the UK including Earls Court, the Edinburgh Granton Waterfront Development, the Olympics and the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.

Partnerships with the public sector have become a key way of delivering developments in both the commercial and housing sectors.  We are one of the main legal advisors to the HCA and are the leading firm on local asset backed vehicles (LABVs).  We also advise HM Government on JV structures.

We have an integrated team of Specialist Real Estate Investment lawyers drawn from our regulatory, tax, finance and property teams.  Our investment practice continues to attract new clients complementing existing clients from across the investment spectrum including organisations such as Aviva, Great Portland Estates, IM Properties and Ropemaker Properties.

Our geographical reach means that we are the only leading Real Estate team based in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  We also act for a number of major International players looking to invest in UK Real Estate.

Our experienced development lawyers have expertise in tax, joint ventures, planning and public procurement law.  Most schemes have an interface with the public sector and our team understands the requirements of all stakeholders.  Such empathy facilitates the delivery of schemes.  Projects include the 10million sq ft redevelopment of Earls Court working with Capco and a number of Town Centre and industrial schemes across the Country.  Clients include Capco, Glasgow Harbour Limited, Abstract Land as well as a variety of public bodies across the UK.

Case Studies