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18 Dec 2023 The role of landlords in meeting ESG objectives for the serviced office sector

In New Start Magazine, Real Estate Partner, David Rawlence and Natasha Guerra, CEO of Runway East – a B Corp certified business – explore the importance of taking environmental accountability.

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03 Oct 2023 Boodle Hatfield advises flexible office space specialists Canvas Offices on new 35,000 SQ FT location above Holborn Tube Station

Boodle Hatfield has advised fast-growing flexible office space provider, Canvas Offices on securing a long-term lease of 88 Kingsway, an ornate Victorian building above Holborn tube station.

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22 Aug 2023 Are B Corps the secret weapon for landlords’ serviced office portfolios?

In Property Week, Runway East’s CEO, Natasha Guerra and Boodle Hatfield’s Real Estate Partner, David Rawlence look at whether B Corps are the secret weapon for landlords’ serviced office portfolios.

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14 Jul 2023 Boodle Hatfield advises Runway East on the joint venture agreement for its ninth site in Bloomsbury

Boodle Hatfield has advised flexible workspace operator, Runway East, on a landmark joint venture flex space transaction at 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1.

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24 Apr 2023 Boodle Hatfield promotes Real Estate Lawyer, David Rawlence to Partner

Leading private wealth law firm Boodle Hatfield, has promoted David Rawlence to Partner, with effect from 1 May 2023. David qualified as a real estate lawyer at Boodle Hatfield in 2016, having trained at the firm. He has built a significant reputation as a go to adviser for real estate acquisitions, disposals, financing and development as well as landlord and tenant work.

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15 Mar 2023 At your service: Serviced offices could be the key to boosting a portfolio’s ESG credentials

ESG credentials are now central to commercial viability across the office market. In Institutional Real Estate Europe, Senior Associate, David Rawlence and Beth Hampson consider the benefits of service office which can bolster landlords’ portfolios and reporting, and also help enhance tenants’ own sustainability governance.

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21 Nov 2022 1.8 million m2 of UK office floorspace taken out of use in the past year – equivalent to 248 football pitches

Real Estate Partner, David Rawlence highlights the significant amounts of office space being taken out use in the past year and suggests that commercial landlords should consider adapting their office space to meet changing demands from businesses.

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04 Apr 2022 Value of UK’s biggest serviced office providers’ property portfolio only drops by £1.4bn in 2020/21

David Rawlence, Associate at Boodle Hatfield says: “Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the office sector during COVID, the serviced office sector is leaving the pandemic in a healthy state with a consensus that a hybrid working model will see the sector continue to grow.”

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04 Jan 2022 239 football pitches worth of office space lost in past year

In the Financial Times, Associate, David Rawlence reflects on how Coronavirus has shaken up the commercial property landscape, resulting in substantial quantities of office space being put out of use, which has been particularly evident in smaller cities and outer London suburbs.

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21 Jun 2021 Moving to a flexible office post-lockdown? Remember these legal and practical points

Real Estate Associate, David Rawlence is joined by Beth Hampson, Commercial Director at The Argyll Club to co-author an article for The European Business Review on the key points to consider when selecting and negotiating a new office space provider.

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