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Barry Morris

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom

Barry Morris is a Partner in our Property team. He handles a wide range of real estate transactions including:

  • acquisitions and disposals (with particular expertise on forward purchase agreements);
  • general investment advice (including comprehensive advice on multi-use schemes);
  • development work (including extensive rights of light expertise); and
  • asset management (with particular experience on innovative letting transactions in the period prior to a redevelopment).

Barry acts for a range of clients including  property companies, financial institutions, foreign investors and family offices.

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Relevant experience

  • AXA and their JV partners on all aspects of the development and pre-letting (over 1m square feet to-date) of 22 Bishopsgate, the iconic 62 storey City tower, as well as their ‘Assembly’ development in Bristol.
  • Columbia Threadneedle on acquisitions and disposals and the asset management of Threadneedle Property Unit Trust.
  • Land Securities on the purchase of their interest in the Bluewater Shopping Centre, the development of The Forge, Southwark, the purchase of 55 Old Broad Street and the sale of 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkle Talkie) for over £1.25bn.
  • Great Portland Estates on undertaking significant office pre-lets and forward sales in Central London.
  • Hogan Lovells – advising on their agreement with Royal London for their new 12-floor Holborn Viaduct headquarters.
  • Investream on their regional Northspring offices initiative.
  • Southside Leeds on their purchase of Westbank, Leeds.
  • Igal Ahouvi and partners on the acquisition, finance and management of their 85 VW showrooms portfolio.
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Education

  • 1994 – LL.B (1st Class Honours), London Guildhall University, London
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Expertise

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21/02/2022
CMS ad­vises Hogan Lov­ells on new Lon­don HQ
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Hogan Lov­ells in con­nec­tion with its pre-let agree­ment to take up space at Roy­al Lon­don As­set Man­age­ment’s up­com­ing Hol­born Via­duct scheme, sign­ing an agree­ment...
07/08/2018
CMS ad­vises AXA IM - Real As­sets on sign­ing of first ten­ant in City of...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised AXA In­vest­ment Man­agers - Real As­sets on its agree­ment with in­sur­ance group His­cox (HSX.L) who have taken up space in City of Lon­don tower Twentyt­wo, sign­ing a 19-year...
28/07/2017
CMS ad­vises Land­sec on sale of stake in Lon­don’s land­mark “Walk­ie Talk­ie”...
CMS has ac­ted for long­stand­ing cli­ent Land­sec on the dis­pos­al of its 50% stake in 20 Fen­church Street, Lon­don to LKK Health Products Group Lim­ited (“LKKH­PG”), a di­vi­sion of Hong Kong-based Lee Kum...
30/04/2015
Nabarro ad­vises Great Port­land Es­tates in £222.4m sale of 95 Wig­more Street...
This art­icle was pro­duced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017.Nabarro has ad­vised The Great Wig­more Part­ner­ship (GWP) in the sale of 95 Wig­more Street for £222.4 mil­lion to UBS Glob­al As­set...
25/03/2015
Nabarro ad­vises Land Se­cur­it­ies in the sale of its 95% stake in Times Square...
This art­icle was pro­duced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017.Nabarro has ad­vised Land Se­cur­it­ies in the sale of its 95% stake in Times Square, Lon­don, EC4, to private equity group Black­stone...
25/06/2014
Nabarro ad­vises Land Se­cur­it­ies on £656m Blue­wa­ter ac­quis­i­tion
This art­icle was pro­duced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017.Nabarro has played a cent­ral role in ad­vising Land Se­cur­it­ies on its £656m ac­quis­i­tion from Lend Lease of a 30% stake in Blue­wa­ter...