Real estate development

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The complexity of development and regeneration projects only increases, as tax laws and new regulation continue to change.

We advise on all aspects of real estate development, handling legal requirements from start to finish for any project.

What do we do?

Acting on a wide range of industrial, retail, leisure, office and mixed use development projects, we work for both national and regional commercial developers and we regularly work on long-term projects that are complex by nature, sometimes spanning several years. We handle projects including:

  • initial land options
  • site acquisitions
  • overage obligations
  • pre-lettings and lettings to occupiers
  • development and forward funding agreements
  • support with grant applications
  • negotiation of planning and other infrastructure agreements
  • disposal and exit agreements.

We work closely with each client and their other key advisors throughout the lifecycle of a project, often acting as an integral part of their team. Our commercial developer clients rely on us to provide strategic guidance, rather than simply documenting transactions, and often ask us to attend board-level and other steering meetings alongside them.

Respected team with expertise in commercial and residential development, as well as portfolio management...'their accessibility is very good, and the contacts they have internally and externally are very valuable. They have a breadth of capability.'
Chambers UK, 2019

At every stage of a project, we have the skills that our clients need. We are able to bring in complementary specialists, as required, to advise on areas such as planning, construction, banking, tax, corporate, commercial and employment. And beyond our other legal teams, our team at Gateley Capitus can advise on incentives associated with commercial developments, whereas our Gateley Hamer team offer specialist surveying advice on compulsory purchase orders and utilities compensation.

Who do we help?

We advise national and regional commercial developers on a variety of industrial, retail, leisure, office and mixed use development projects.

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