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I specialise in all aspects of commercial real estate with a particular expertise in the hotel and leisure sectors.

I am passionate about the built environment, design, sustainability as well as the economics of real estate as an investment. I had no hesitation in specialising in this fascinating and ever changing sector on qualifying over twenty years ago. Whilst I consider myself adaptable with the skill set and experience I have gained, I have a focus on hotels and hotel development and I act for a number of hotel owner-operators (both brand franchised and independent), investors and developers on all real estate related issues including acquisitions and disposals, development, funding, structuring and corporate support.

Outside of the office, I am a keen tennis player, golfer, gardener and rock drummer.

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Expertise

Real Estate

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Development

Real Estate Law

Hotels

Experience

  • The acquisition, refinancing and development of a 500,000 sq ft mixed use scheme at the Minories Estate, Aldgate, London on behalf of 4C Hotel Group.
  • Part of a multi-discipline Fladgate team advising the Esporta group of companies on all property related matters connected with their disposal of 17 Virgin Active racquet clubs to British Land Plc for £179m.
  • Acting for a large Indian real estate development and hospitality company on the acquisition of 5 Strand in central London for £92.5m.
  • The original acquisition, subsequent refinance and later £101m sale of the 120,000 sq ft Queen Anne’s Chambers building (the former offices of the Treasury Solicitor and now the Conrad London St. James Hotel) in Victoria on behalf of the Splendid Hotel Group.
  • Acting for the developers of 96-100 Clerkenwell Road, London, converting a former petrol station and surrounding land into a 225 bedroom Yotel branded hotel.

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