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Rafe Courage

Partner

  • Location: London
  • Email: Rafe Courage
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7653 1701
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 20 7653 1601
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7810 645 838

Expertise

Rafe is a partner specialising in residential development, acting for developers, house builders, social housing providers and landowners on the sale and purchase of development sites.

Experience

The type of work that Rafe undertakes includes conditional development/sale agreements involving planning obligations, site assembly and investigations and infrastructure logistics.

Successes

Acquiring large scale development sites across London for a range of private developers and social housing providers with schemes having a GDV well in excess of £100 million.

Acted for a top five house builder on a high profile and innovative £450 million deal which will see the construction of 737 new homes, an 80,000 square foot supermarket and a further 27,000 square foot of retail, leisure and office space. The development simultaneously involved negotiating a Land and Works Agreement to avoid CPO. The GDV being £1 billion.

Negotiated a tri-party development agreement of a 120 acre site conditional upon planning, ecological consents, relocation of a college, finance and entering into a land agreement with an adjoining landowner to facilitate S.106 infrastructure obligations for the delivery of 700 homes. The transaction included a building lease, leasebacks, parallel planning applications and a six phased drawdown with promissory notes.

Interests

Rafe enjoys cycling, hill walking, skiing and travelling. Nowadays, he spends most of his time trying to keep his two boys entertained.