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        Real Estate

        Everything we do within our Real Estate team is grounded in technical excellence and an understanding of your commercial objectives.

        We have a proven track record for providing decisive, sustainable solutions and for advising at a strategic level throughout the real estate life cycle, rather than simply fighting fires.

        "They have the quality, sector knowledge and the ability to be a member of our team."
        – Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest

        Whether working with investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations or banks, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, we provide locally relevant, cross-border expertise.

        We work across the whole spectrum of Real Estate services, from commercial occupier matters in the retail, leisure, hospitality, manufacturing, telecoms, education, local government, corporate private and public sectors, through to supporting property development projects, finance, planning and investment. We provide leading advice on construction disputes and other real estate litigation.

        We facilitate affordable and social housing development and land regeneration. And, through all this, we work hard to reduce risk and help you make smarter decisions.

        Meet our team

        Toby Askin

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Group

        Melanie Williams

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Sector // Head of Hospitality Group

        David Frankland

        • Partner // Head of Commercial Occupiers Group

        Iain Thomas

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Finance

        Jean Francois Mercadier

        • Partner // Managing Partner (France)
        Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.