Real Estate & Construction

Overview

Developing, investing in and funding real estate assets is becoming ever more complex. Increasingly deals are cross-border, highly structured and involve sophisticated financing arrangements.

With our deep market insights, genuine innovation and commercial focus, we deliver end-to-end support on significant schemes that shape our cities and communities.

By understanding your objectives at the outset, we proactively steer real estate transactions and projects from feasibility to profitability. With our comprehensive understanding of investment risks and rewards, we provide valuable input and direction on project structures and development strategies.

We handle the full range of real estate transactions and projects, including acquisitions and disposals, development and regeneration, joint ventures, leasing, real estate finance, construction and engineering, as well as the planning and environmental aspects.

Whether you are a developer, landowner, landlord, tenant, investor or financier, our multi-award winning real estate specialists have an unparalleled reputation for realising opportunities, navigating the intricacies and getting deals done efficiently and effectively.

Work

  • Acting for Rightacres Property Co on Cardiff’s Central Square, a landmark development and regeneration of the city centre that includes one million sq ft of office, residential and retail space, from the acquisition of the entire site to the development, construction, financing, sale and letting of all building plots with highly complex financing arrangements with Legal & General. The project involves various office schemes, the new £100m HQ for BBC Wales, the new home for HMRC in Wales, a new £100m transport interchange and one of the first BTR schemes in Wales.
  • Acting in the acquisition and redevelopment of a significant scheme in South London encompassing residential, education and community buildings and the refurbishment of Grade II listed buildings on the site.
  • Advising on the new HQ for the Department of Work and Pensions in Treforest, South Wales, a £30m development and one of the region’s biggest office schemes which involved the lease agreement, development funding agreement and the associated building contract and construction documentation.
  • Advising IQE plc, the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products, on the historic £38m deal to establish the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in South Wales, the first investment under the £1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal programme.
  • Acting for University of Wales Trinity Saint David on its multi-million pound SA1 Swansea Waterfront sustainable development, a joint venture to create purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and research as well as social, leisure and recreation space.
  • Acting for Greenbank Partnerships in its £500m development of the Cardiff International Sports Village on reclaimed land in Cardiff Bay, the major regeneration scheme that includes one of the most highly regarded ice sports arenas in the UK, as well as residential and retail developments.
  • Acting for Bluestone Resorts in connection with a new £105m resort in North Wales, having advised on its original five-star national park resort in Pembrokeshire.
  • Acting for Principality Building Society on its involvement as funding partner for a flagship regeneration scheme to create a £100 million urban village, a vibrant and sustainable new community in Cardiff with 800 homes, half of which are affordable homes.

Jonathan Geen

Head of Department

+44 (0)7841 800 093
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Gareth Baker

Partner

+44 (0)7791 367 918
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Steve Morris

Partner

+44 (0)7717 681 737
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Begonia Filgueira

Partner

+44 (0)7766 911 058
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Edward Finley

Partner

+44 (0)7714 303 508
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Damien Cann

Partner

+44 (0)7854 811 870
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James Kilgour

Partner

+44 (0)7725 576 167
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James Williams

Partner

+44 (0)7792 839 214
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Ben Honour

Senior Associate

+44 (0)7866 031 612
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Charlotte Whitehead

Senior Associate

+44 (0)7791 761 049
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Robert Morgan

Partner

+44 (0)7803 035 065
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Karen Halsey

Partner

+44 (0)7712 183 676
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Robert Senior

Senior Associate

+44 (0)7966 228 251
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Anisha Patel

Associate

+44 (0)7961 785 926
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Mark Summers

Associate

+44 (0)7790 551 223
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Emma Hutchings

Solicitor

+44 (0)7966 182 857
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Victoria Cranwell

Solicitor

+44 (0)7966 182 192
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