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Real Estate Development

Our highly regarded development team provides clear, commercial, solution-driven advice across the whole development process, from initial site assembly, planning and, where required, compulsory purchase, through to construction, pre-letting and funding.

We make it our business to understand our clients’ investment strategies, and their appetite for risk. Clients develop commercial and residential property for myriad reasons.

Some clients want long-term income, often as part of multi-generational planning. Some are overseas investors, who may seek capital preservation above all else, but are unfamiliar with the process here, so look to us for support and guidance. Others are experienced property professionals looking to call the cycle at the right point, or to capitalise on a lack of supply in a particular market.

Knowing their strategy and skill set helps us focus on the essentials. We combine rigorous due diligence with our knowledge of what is most important to our clients. We advise on blue-chip office, retail, residential and, increasingly, mixed-use developments and investments in Central London and elsewhere. This is a core element of our expertise, but we regularly act across a whole host of diverse sectors, including industrial and logistics, the promotion of greenfield sites for residential development, student accommodation and data centres. We work with our tax and corporate teams on joint ventures and other co-investment structures, to ensure assets are acquired tax efficiently and with a view to long-term liquidity. 

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With large-scale development projects, timing and co-ordination with the client team is key. I am used to working alongside accountants, surveyors, project managers and other lawyers, to project manage the delivery of the legal aspects, and ensure the client achieves the desired strategy.

Andrew Wilmot-Smith, Partner

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford Office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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