Real Estate - East Anglia
Basic facts about the department
- Office locations ranked: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich
What the team is known for Extensive property offering across the region. Handles work for clients in various sectors, including matters relating to development, portfolio management and investment, real estate finance, retail, public sector projects and residential development.
What's new? Associated British Ports Property Pension Portfolio and Suffolk's Libraries IPS secured as new clients.
Work highlights Advised BOCM PAULS on all aspects of its takeover by Netherlands-headquartered ForFarmers. The property team in Ipswich managed the property aspects of the deal, including the due diligence on properties in the UK, Germany and Romania.
Advised Norwich Airport on the development of an 850,000 sq ft business park adjacent to the airport.
Kath Herbert is noted for her work on strategic land projects, including joint ventures, options and promotion agreements.
Robert Gibbs leads the commercial property team at the Norwich office and is an expert in regeneration projects and strategic land work in both the public and private sectors.
Grace Kerr is head of the commercial property team at the Chelmsford office and is active in all areas of mainstream commercial property work.
Chris Schwer heads the firm's property division. He is highly rated by peers and clients alike.
Chris Barker is a specialist in public sector work and has advised clients on transactions involving PPP, joint ventures and health sector projects.
James Dinwiddy focuses on agricultural work, advising farmers, landowners and agribusinesses on tenancies and the sale and purchase of land.
Jonathan Greenhalgh leads the commercial property team at the Cambridge office and is comfortable working across the full range of commercial property sectors, advising investors, landlords, tenants and developers.
Stuart Raven is praised by sources for his practical, commercial approach to transactions.
Significant clients Hopkins Homes, Norwich Airport, Bernard Matthews, Grovemere Property, Suffolk Primary Care Trust, Lloyds Banking Group.