Real Estate Investors and Developers

The real estate industry demands lawyers who are well-versed in the latest market terms with a deep understanding of commercial drivers, financing structures and the latest issues in a wide range of related areas such as construction, tax and procurement. Market know-how is vitally important, as is clear, experienced specialist advice on intricate and technically complex legal issues.

Working as part of a wider project team calls for legal advisers that have a deep understanding of their clients’ assets, approach and objectives. It is our ability to bring all this together that sets our team apart.

We work across all sectors of the real estate industry on the most complex and high-profile investment and development projects, incorporating joint ventures and cross-border matters, real estate fund structuring and inward investment elements.

Our clients are among the most active, innovative and exciting players in today's real estate industry. They range from entrepreneurs and private property companies to publicly listed companies, insurance and pension providers and public bodies, based both in the UK and internationally.

In addition to advising on pure real estate issues, we draw on the wider resources of the firm to ensure that we can give you excellent advice on all important legal challenges that you face.

Access our new operational real estate report

The team has produced a first-of-its-kind report in conjunction with Montfort Communications in response to the growing awareness of the role that operational real estate plays in today’s market, to identify the market opportunity and key considerations, and challenge some of the misconceptions.

Over the past six months we have interviewed a variety of market-leading stakeholders, including investment managers, operators, specialist asset managers, advisers and lenders and collated their perspectives and insights. The result is a deep dive into today’s operational real estate market, including the scale of the market opportunity, an analysis of how such investments may be accessed and an overview of some of the key structuring and governance issues market participants are grappling with.

Whether you’re a new entrant to the operational real estate market or an experienced participant, the report provides a useful reference point and stimulates further conversation about how the real estate investment market is evolving.

Register for a copy of the report.

What people are saying


"Down to earth, detailed advice and sufficient power to get deals over the line."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Macfarlanes offer concise, prompt and practical advice across all commercial real estate and construction disciplines. The lawyers get straight to the point and they can always be relied upon to offer optimised solutions to fit the circumstances."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Extremely strong and responsive team who communicate between one and another and our team very efficiently."

The UK Legal 500 2021