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Pranai Karia

Co-Head of the CMS Real Estate & Construction Group

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, Gujarati

Pranai Karia is Co-Head of the CMS Real Estate & Construction Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of over 800 lawyers. 

He has substantial experience in leading investment transactions in the commercial and residential (PRS) sectors, including tax structures, developments, real estate investment and development finance and corporate recovery situations.   

Pranai is the London sponsor of our CEE Real Estate practice acting as a conduit between the various CMS offices in Continental Europe.

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Relevant experience

  • RBS on the sale of a portfolio of 2200 PRS and ground rent investments, including structuring advice and vendor due diligence – value GBP 170m+.
  • A fund on the development funding of a supermarket and leisure development (including cinema) in North West London valued at over GBP 60m.
  • A private equity investor on the sale of 47 hotels in the UK.
  • Bidders on real estate debt portfolio acquisitions, including due diligence pre-bids.
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  • LLB (Hons), University of Warwick, Warwick
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  • Board member, BPF Residential Committee
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October 2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
When is a man­age­ment agree­ment a qual­i­fy­ing long term agree­ment
The Court of Ap­peal has up­held the de­cision of the Up­per Tribunal in Cor­van (Prop­er­ties) Lim­ited v Maha Ahmed Ab­del-Mah­moud [2017] UKUT 228 (LC). It found that a man­age­ment agree­ment ap­point­ing an agent for twelve months which “will con­tin­ue” on a yearly basis.
CMS | Our real es­tate cap­ab­il­ity at your ser­vice
Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (GPP) cri­ter­ia for data centres
The European Com­mis­sion has launched a pro­ject to de­vel­op Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (“GPP”) cri­ter­ia for data centres, in or­der to provide guid­ance to pub­lic au­thor­it­ies on the cri­ter­ia for en­vir­on­ment­ally friendly pro­cure­ment re­gard­ing data centres.
12 Ques­tions on Real Es­tate
Find out an­swers to your most burn­ing ques­tions
Min­im­um En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Stand­ards – new guid­ance is­sued
As many read­ers will already be aware we are ap­proach­ing the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the pro­hib­i­tion on let­ting “F” and “G” rated prop­er­ties in the private sec­tor (sub­ject to a few ex­emp­tions and ex­cep­tions).
September 2017
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
What is the Lon­don Plan for Resi?
The Lon­don hous­ing mar­ket is at the top of the agenda for the Lon­don May­or. Not sur­pris­ing there­fore that his re­view of the Lon­don Plan has spe­cif­ic fo­cus on af­ford­able hous­ing and, in Septem­ber 2016, he launched an in­quiry in­to the im­pact of for­eign in­vest­ment.
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2016
Your chance to re­form the law of the land
The Law Com­mis­sion is con­sult­ing on changes that need to be made to the law, in­clud­ing land law and the law of land­lord and ten­ant. Pro­pos­als that the Com­mis­sion ad­opts will make up its 13th Pro­gramme of Law Re­form.
Count down to pro­hib­i­tion on let­ting "F" and "G" prop­er­ties
Sub­ject to a few ex­emp­tions and ex­cep­tions, “F” and “G” rated prop­er­ties in the private sec­tor (res­id­en­tial and com­mer­cial) in Eng­land and Wales will start to be­come un­lettable in 18 months’ time (1st April 2018).