Corporate occupiers can have a large and diverse portfolio of real estate.
Not simply office buildings, this can include specialised buildings such as: retail space; data centres; R&D sites; hotels; football stadia; shared working hubs; golf courses; leisure centres; health spas; call centres; business parks; mast sites, and everything in between.
Our real estate team’s expertise and experience covers all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of real estate and asset management. We provide clients with commercial, pragmatic advice across a broad spectrum of real estate issues, whatever the size and shape of the asset or portfolio.
Typically we advise on:
- leasing or building new premises
- major refurbishment works or alterations to existing premises
- obtaining new sites or expanding existing facilities to cater for business expansion
- maximizing the value of an existing estate through the sale of disused premises or disposal of surplus land
- acquiring new bases through corporate acquisitions
- consolidating businesses from multiple locations into a single headquarter premises
If you are considering re-occupation of your premises during Covid-19 please see our RE: Occupy campaign for tips on what you need to consider.
Government unveils scheme for binding arbitration in relation to COVID related rent arrears17 November 2021
On 9 November 2021 the government published its proposals regarding a new Code of Practice together with draft legislation, known as the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, to deal with arrears accumulated during the Covid pandemic period.
Commercial rent — COVID-19 - tenants’ defences fail at first hurdle09 July 2021
Commercial tenants and landlords alike have been eagerly awaiting the outcome of two landmark cases (Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Limited and Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd & Others v Cine-UK Ltd & Others) where a number of tenants challenged their liability to pay the rent and other sums under their respective leases based on arguments related to the effects of Covid-19.
RE: Occupy - Real Estate FAQs for Tenants during Covid-1917 June 2021
The impact of Covid-19 is constantly changing for the real estate sector: from construction sites and developments being shut down; to new approaches for planning inquiries and a mutable landscape for lease negotiations. Nothing is set in stone. Therefore, we have pulled together a selection of the questions we are being asked by clients and will be updating this regularly.
Coronavirus Act 2020 and forfeiture of leases17 June 2021
The government has protected tenants’ interests, with the Coronavirus Act 2020 coming into force on 26 March 2020.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers17 June 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
The Great Occupier/Developer Office Debate: Matching Supply and Demand29 April 2021
The past 12 months have changed the landscape of the commercial property market in the UK and beyond.
The catalyst of Covid-19 must bring a positive change to our offices: Clare Reddy writes for Property Week01 April 2021
Covid-19 has been, and continues to be, a catalyst for change. At some point, life will settle into a new rhythm, which will come with its own challenges. As we grapple with hybrid ways of working, the pandemic has shown that our experiences have not been equal and has emphasised the increased importance of wellbeing.
Common pitfalls for Facilities Managers when overseeing new office fit outs: Clare Reddy writes for FMUK08 March 2021
In this article for Facilities Management UK, Clare Reddy outlines the issues some facilities managers may face when carrying out some sort of work for properties and how to avoid risks.