Real estate development

Development is key to all sectors of the real estate market. We can help you rise to the challenges each project brings, to secure your desired outcomes and maximise returns.

Everyone operation in the development sector faces some challenges at present, especially in the face of economic and local, national and geo-political uncertainties. We can help you navigate these.  As you seek to make the most of your opportunities to invest in and deliver development, our lawyers will bring to bear their expertise, built on their experience in a wide variety of development projects. We will work as part of your team, with your other advisers, seeing the project in the round. We will help you ensure you deliver strong investment returns and social value, to programme and to budget. In our role as business advisers, we make it our aim to understand and be responsive to your commercial objectives, to support you to achieve the maximum potential from your projects.

Our lawyers

Our experienced lawyers has a "can-do" approach, offering proactive, commercially-tuned, creative advice. No project is without its commercial, legal and practical challenges; you can be sure we have an answer for how to deal with your queries – in fact we have probably dealt with something the same before.

Our experience

Over many years we have advised on a wide range of development projects across the real estate market – from commercial, residential and mixed use schemes on greenfield and previously developed sites, to science parks, university expansions and student accommodation; and development of hospitals, mediparks, ports, and flood defences.

A combination of this number and variety of schemes, delivered across the country means that you can draw on our breadth of vision and depth of expertise, from having worked with so many different clients with a corresponding range of requirements. Some of our recent projects include:

  • Advising a property investment and development company on substantial prime retail park developments nationwide, including forward funding arrangements and lettings to major retailers.
  • Working with a range of privately owned property companies and leading house builders in the acquisition and redevelopment of major mixed-use urban regeneration schemes and sustainable urban extensions in towns and cities nationally
  • New communities work for a number of landowners and investors involved with large-scale, residential-led development, from promotion to planning and on to delivery and creating a legacy through place-making with robust place-keeping strategies
  • Advising a number of commercial investors, higher education bodies, hospital trusts and charities in the development of science and bio-medical research parks

Our clients

We have clients in all key sectors in the real estate development market: landowners, developers and investors, publicly and privately owned, including:

  • Bruntwood,  Urban&Civic Group O&H Properties, Langtree, Tritax Symmetry, Brookgate, London & Regional Properties, General Practice Investment Corporation, Derwent London
  • LendLease, Berkeley Group, Countryside Properties
  • Trinity College Cambridge, St John's College Oxford
  • NHS Foundation Trusts, Universities and local authorities 

Legal resources you may find useful

  • Mapping the FutuRE 
    Our buildings and communities are being redefined and repurposed. Our interactive map identifies important changes affecting the real estate industry today and in future. It offers insights into the challenges and opportunities for the real estate sector across a range of assets and key themes from our leading legal experts.
  • Real estate blog
    Our e-briefings and blogs provide regular updates and commentary on the latest legal news in the ever-changing world of real estate and planning.

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