Structuring the way forward

The use of corporate structures for the acquisition, holding and disposal of assets is an integral part of the real estate sector.

Our expertise means we can help with all aspects of the life cycle of real estate assets and have core sector experience in student accommodation, hotels, office, MMC, BTR, housing and affordable housing.

Our services

Our Corporate Real Estate team assists clients in developing corporate structures, focusing on the following areas:

Joint Ventures

We work closely with our clients to structure and negotiate joint venture arrangements. We act primarily for developers and investors and have particular expertise in creating joint ventures for the development of student accommodation, office, BTR and housing.

Corporate Transactions

We act for a variety of clients (including institutional investors, family offices and high-net-worth individuals) and have a particular focus on the acquisition of off-shore structures holding UK real estate.

Real Estate Funds

We act on the establishment, management and investment into real estate, infrastructure and debt funds.

Our recent experience

Blacksands Real Estate W.L.L.

We advised Blacksands Real Estate W.L.L. on the corporate acquisition of an offshore company owning a substantial purpose-built student accommodation development in London.

Developer

We advised a large developer on a joint venture with an overseas investor for the development of a large purpose-built student accommodation site in Bristol.

Blacksands Real Estate W.L.L.

We advised Blacksands Real Estate W.L.L. on the corporate acquisition of a unit trust structure owning a large hotel near Gatwick.

MMC

We advised on a joint venture for the building of a residential development using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

Sidra Capital

We advised Sidra Capital on the corporate acquisition of structure owning Cannon’s HQ in London.

Fund Manager

We advised a fund manager on the establishment of a closed-ended Jersey private fund making bridging and development loans in the UK.

Developer

We advised a developer on a joint venture with an overseas investor for the development of an office and build-to-rent scheme in the UK

House Builder

We advised a national house builder on a long-term joint venture for a large development of new homes and affordable housing.

Key contacts

What do our clients say?

Karl Bradford is our go-to contact. He is an absolute delight to work with and razor sharp. Karl is someone that you want on your side of the negotiation table …

Legal 500 2023

We have worked particularly closely with and would recommend without hesitation … Karl Bradford on the corporate sale side.

Legal 500 2023

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