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Real estate is about making property work for you, whether it is your core business, or ancillary to it.

That may mean securing the right sites for a retail or leisure brand roll-out, expanding or refitting office space at just the right time to increase business capacity, getting the right structure in place for a mixed use public/private development, or building an investment portfolio. All of these require commercially oriented and pragmatic legal expertise delivered in a straightforward, accessible way.

Lewis Silkin Real Estate

Our real estate group combines real depth of knowledge with breadth of scope and capability. We have a particular focus on corporate occupiers, development and regeneration, investment, and property finance, with our work ranging from transactional support to providing specialist advice covering planning, construction, dispute resolution and tax.

We advise lenders and investors; private developers, major corporates and public bodies; as well as both landlords and tenants, giving us a wide-ranging perspective. Regardless of their business type or sector, our clients come back to us time and again, demonstrating the trust they place in us to help them to address their property-related challenges.

 

 

You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.  

 

 

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Conclusions - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

27 May 2022

In 2021, Lewis Silkin and HCG hosted three separate panel sessions where the views from senior members of the Occupier and Landlord communities were heard on a range of key, current topical issues within the real estate industry.

Location, context and place-shaping challenge - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

25 May 2022

Office premises come in a wide variety of forms from new, smart buildings to older traditional and historic stock. One thing that is common to both is the need for context and location – a sense of physical place.

Landlord offering - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

19 May 2022

The requirements of organisations returning to the workplace in a post pandemic scenario have undoubtedly been influenced by the learnings we have all experienced during the pandemic. As these business requirements continue to go through a state of flux, occupiers will be looking to their landlords to match the changes in demand.

Technology Integration challenge - The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

19 May 2022

There is no doubt that technology has been the fastest evolving element we have seen in offices. Remote working forced a switch to the use of virtual technologies for staff and organisations alike. IT departments had to respond to the challenge in order to keep business running and to bridge the gap between commercial and domestic data networks.

Planning real estate

“LURB” - Practical Planning Points for Developers

17 May 2022

The Government finally issued the long awaited Planning Bill on 11 May repackaged as “The Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill” (“LURB”). The LURB covers a wide range of proposals or “missions” for levelling-up the country as well as planning reforms.

Wellbeing and human centric workspace challenge – The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

11 May 2022

Wellbeing is a difficult concept to pin down: it is both physical and intangible, practical and esoteric, and so can be tricky to measure with any accuracy. That said, the disruption from COVID-19 has provided an opportunity to create better, more human-centric workspaces.

The Sustainability and Net Zero Challenge – The Great Office Occupier & Developer Debate

11 May 2022

The lockdown months saw a huge reduction in the operational carbon footprints from commercial workplace premises. The lack of the daily commute for millions of workers also contributed to improvements in urban air quality and energy consumption.

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