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John Cumpson

Head of Real Estate

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

John has a wide range of experience on all aspects of real estate sales and acquisitions, landlord and tenant, development, funding and joint venture work.

One of John's main areas of focus is retail development, having acted on some of the most significant retail-led city centre developments over the last 15 years. The joy of development is plotting your way through the range of challenges and issues in all disciplines; maximising the client's returns while minimising the risks and exposure to produce a clean, saleable asset.

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Relevant experience

  • Leading on the development of Princesshay Exeter for Land Securities; the pre-letting and letting of the scheme, disposal of a half interest to The Crown Estate and the remaining interest to TH Real Estate.
  • Acting for Mitsubishi Estate London on the acquisition from L&G of an interest in the development of 245 Hammersmith.
  • Acting for DTZ Investors on the disposal of Nightingale House, Mayfair.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the BCSC and sits on its Urban Regeneration Committee
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  • 1988 – LL.B., University of East Anglia
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13 October 2020
CMS ad­vises DTZ on £70m for­ward fund­ing for Lon­don co-liv­ing de­vel­op­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising DTZ In­vestors (DTZ), a full-ser­vice real es­tate in­vest­ment man­ager, on the £70m for­ward fund­ing for the de­vel­op­ment of a 310-room scheme in Earls­field, Lon­don...
25 June 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...