Wragge & Co's 12-partner Real Estate Investment team assists major institutional investors, private investors, developers and high-wealth individuals looking to invest in property both within the UK and abroad.
With billions of pounds being invested in UK real estate, this team works in conjunction with real estate funds, tax and regulatory experts to provide support and advice on all aspects of property acquisitions and disposals.
Always on top of the latest trends and developments, these experts spot opportunities for clients and help create deals, not just document them. Partners Sally Pinkerton and Sue Bennett, backed by the full-service support of more than 180 real estate specialists, know the market and clients are ensured any opportunities are in safe hands.
Just like the focused and strategic advice it provided Birmingham City Council on the acquisition of the Pallasades Shopping Centre. A key site in the city's £600 million redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station, the team's involvement ensured this pivotal acquisition went ahead, putting the city in the best position to take the project forward.
With prime property in the UK being targeted by overseas investors, this team has the global expertise and experience to advise on significant cross-border transactions.
When US-based private equity group Harbert Management Corporation wanted to acquire 2.1 million square feet of prime space and land in the south east of England, this team provided the vital link to secure the £103 million deal.
On the flip side, the team works with a global network of lawyers to advise UK-based clients on international acquisitions and disposals.
With experts in sectors such as retail, hotels, leisure and data centres, and working closely with the specialist Funds and Structuring and Asset Management teams, specialists provide clients with a one-stop real estate service.
This combined approach ensures deals across all sectors are structured in the most tax efficient way and that all property management issues following purchase can be handled.
The Real Estate Investment team has a strong track record in the market, advising on major investment transactions for client such as Aviva Investors, Birmingham City Council, HSBC Pension Fund, Marks & Spencer, Goodman, Prologis, CBRE Investors and funds managed by JP Morgan Asset Management and LaSalle Investment Management.