Real Estate

A market-leading real estate practice spanning the full range of development, leasing, sales, acquisitions and funding issues.

Our real estate practice delivers an integrated service from project inception to completion and beyond. Lawyers specialising in property, procurement, planning and environment, construction, corporate structures, funding, renewables, tax, health and safety, and disputes work together to ensure our clients realise their investment, development and occupational real estate needs.

We work with private and public organisations as well as a range of institutions and individuals. Our clients value the speed at which we assemble integrated, multidisciplinary teams that use their in-depth industry knowledge to get straight to the heart of a project, its issues and their individual needs.


Our service is based on technical excellence, commerciality of advice, responsiveness and capability, and includes:

  • investments;
  • development;
  • landlord and tenant;
  • acquisitions and disposals;
  • management and occupation; and
  • dispute resolution.

Get Living

Advised on the purchase and development of what is set to be Scotland’s largest ever build-to-rent scheme (£200 million investment).

Tilstone/Warehouse REIT

Advised Tilstone/Warehouse REIT on the asset management of Queenslie Industrial Estate, Glasgow, and acquisition of the neighbouring Burntbroom Industrial Estate.

British Land plc/Hercules Unit Trust/Fort Kinnaird Limited Partnership

Sole legal adviser on Scottish property matters to one of Europe’s largest publicly-listed real estate companies.

Baillie Gifford & Co

Advised this investment manager with assets of £196 billion, dealing with the most notable office letting in Edinburgh in 2018.

ArcLight Capital Partners

Sole legal adviser on the Scottish real estate aspects of the sale of North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd.

The University of Edinburgh

Advised The University of Edinburgh on major student accommodation projects.

The Instant Group

Advised The Instant Group in the expansion of its managed office portfolio, both in the UK and overseas.

Hermes Real Estate/Britel Fund

Sole adviser to Hermes Real Estate on the acquisition in Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter.

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Advised this real estate fund in the £38 million purchase of hotels, restaurants and retail units.

Taylor Wimpey/Miller Homes

Advised some of the UK’s largest housebuilders on the majority of site acquisitions, disposals and strategic options in Scotland.

Reach plc

Advised on the forward funding of the Echo Building Liverpool, which is pre-let to Lemondo Ltd (the vehicle for the Innside by Melia brand).

Gatehouse Bank plc

Advised on the sale of the BT headquarters building at Sovereign Street, Leeds.

Fairbriar Developments Salford Ltd

Advised on the sale of Phases 1 and 2 of Middlewood Locks Manchester to Get Living, structured as a forward sale and forward funding of phased development.

Ann Stewart

Property and Professional Development Adviser

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