The Real Estate Investment Team acts for leading investment managers, institutional investors (and high net worth individuals and families) on the acquisition, disposal, funding and asset management of investment fund portfolios across all sectors.
Key clients include Westbrook Partners, M7 Real Estate Ltd and Kennedy Wilson. The Real Estate Investment Team currently manages over 160 estates across the UK, comprising c.1,100 tenants and c.8.5m sq ft of space.
A typical transaction involves the acquisition of multi-let portfolio assets and subsequently working with our clients to implement asset management strategies from unit sales, lease restructuring and covenant enforcement to small and large scale refurbishments and redevelopments, incorporating specialist advice on planning, construction, property litigation and 1954 Act strategy in addition to general landlord and tenant matters.
The team has extensive experience of dealing with high-value portfolios across the UK on behalf of some of the most respected and prestigious real estate investors globally. Many of the lawyers in the team have practised at magic circle and US law firms and understand that transactions need to be managed in a timely and efficient manner without over-lawyering.
The Legal 500 (UK 2019) notes that Birketts LLP is “among the best firms for this type of work due to its speed of execution” and “The standard of work and competence is superior to other firms”. The depth and scale of the team allows it to respond quickly to even the largest and most high-value transactions and clients have noted the team’s “exceptional performance”