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Stuart Tait


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Stuart Tait is a partner in the Real Estate team. Stuart is at the forefront of real estate investment and development deals in Scotland, acting for clients such as Aviva Investors, Kames Capital, Standard Life Investments and TH Real Estate.

Head of our Retail Landlords' group, Stuart leads a team which specialises in the acquisition, development and asset management of shopping centres, retail parks and other retail/leisure assets.

Stuart is qualified in both Scots and English law. He is on the Board of the Investment Property Forum (Scotland) and was Chair from 2012 to 2014.

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"Stuart has been praised for his “experience and straightforward manner” "

Chambers, UK

Relevant experience

  • TH Real Estate on the retail led GBP 850m Edinburgh St James development including strategic advice in relation to land acquisition, CPO, asset management, residential/hotel/ joint venture and funding.
  • Aviva Investors on the lease to Sainsbury's Bank plc of its new HQ at Edinburgh Park . This is the largest out of town lease deal in Scotland since 2003.
  • Standard Life Investments on the acquisition and development joint venture with Peveril Securities of 3-8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (circa GBP 75m) .
  • Credit Suisse Asset Management on the sale of Lochrin Square, Edinburgh to UBS for circa GBP 37m .
  • Aviva Investors on the sale of Quartermile One, Edinburgh to Epic for circa GBP 39m.
  • Kames Capital on the Scottish aspects of the GBP 437.2m portfolio sale of 19 mixed use assets from AEGON UK Property Fund to Redefine International.
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  • 1986 - Dip LP, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
  • 1985 - LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
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  • Board member (and Chair from 2012 to 2014), Investment Property Forum (Scotland)
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