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Real Estate Investment lawyers

With demand for prime assets higher than ever, real estate investment is becoming an increasingly global market. Being able to respond quickly to investment opportunities, in whatever jurisdiction they present themselves, is essential. Whether you are looking to make your first investment in the UK or adding to a growing portfolio across Europe, at CMS we have a team of lawyers with exceptional experience across the full range of investment sectors, including the more specialist alternative asset classes.

We are working with the most active funds across the UK, together with a range of private equity and individual investors, helping them acquire and realise the best returns on a wide range of investment assets including retail, leisure, hotels, office, industrial, residential and student accommodation.

We build long-standing relationships with our clients, large and small, to understand their strategy and priorities as an investor. For example, we have exclusive mandates on the M&G Property Portfolio fund and Aberdeen Property Trust - currently the two largest real estate funds of their kind in the UK. We also have exclusive mandates on the Akzo Nobel, Siemens and Thames Water pension schemes, funds which focus on smaller investment properties. We have acted for these funds for over 20 years, dealing with all portfolio matters from multi million pound acquisitions and disposals to licences to assign and rent review memoranda.

In addition to our UK work, we have European-wide relationships with investors like Pramerica who we have acted for in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Amanda heads the firm’s Funds and Indirect Real Estate Assets team. She specialises in structuring, equity raisings and restructurings for real asset funds, complex joint ventures for investment and d...
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Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure, projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group and regularly...
Sarah Meldrum
Sarah Meldrum
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Sarah Meldrum is a Real Estate partner based in our Sheffield office with extensive experience of advising on a wide range of property investment and asset management matters, specialising in large...
Andrew Banton
Andrew Banton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Andrew is a Partner in our Real Estate team who acts for owners including institutions, pension funds, property funds and local authorities on all aspects of acquisition, disposal and management of...
Lindsey Barrett
Lindsey Barrett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Lindsey Barrett is a partner in the Real Estate Department.
Steven Billingham
Steven Billingham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is a partner in the Real Estate Team. He acts for a variety of institutional, foreign and private investors across a varied range of investment and development transactions. Steven has a wide...
Chris Bowes
Christopher Bowes
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Chris is a Partner in our planning practice with more than 20 years' experience of advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of planning issues.  Chris has particular expertise in ...
Colin Brett
Colin Brett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Colin is a Partner in the Real Estate team in London. Colin advises clients on commercial real estate in relation to the investment, management, development and financing of diverse real estate...
Melissa Brett
Melissa Brett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Melissa has a wide range of experience in the real estate sector and has been involved in the sale and purchase of individual properties and commercial portfolios of in and out of town shopping...
Monica Brij
Monica Brij
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Monica is a Partner in the Real Estate group in the Manchester office. Having trained at a Magic Circle firm and cut her teeth practising there and at a smaller so-called “Silver Circle” firm in Lon...