Commercial real estate

Our Commercial Real Estate team is a leading full service team.  We act for property owners, investors, developers, funders, sovereign wealth funds, landlords and tenants.  We also provide international services, acting for foreign investors and offshore trusts in the acquisition and management of English properties.

How we can help you

The team provides a comprehensive service and is sufficiently large and experienced to deal effectively and efficiently with all real estate transactions you may have, from multi-million pound portfolio acquisitions to individual sales, commercial lettings, property management and disputes.  Our experience ensures that transactions are dealt with cost effectively, commercially, and with clear, practical advice.  We pride ourselves in offering clients a genuinely personal and professional service with high partner involvement in all matters undertaken.

Our in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, together with our long-standing working relationships with other property professionals, enables us to offer a seamless and excellent service to all clients. 

See also our pages on:


Housebuilders and Commercial Developers

Real Estate Disputes

Residential Real Estate

The team also has specialist alcohol and entertainment licensing expertise. 

What our clients say

The team has been ranked by Legal 500, 2016, for Commercial Property, both general and investment, Property litigation and Property finance:

"Alex O’Connor is the key partner at Collyer Bristow LLP; he is supported by Rory Macpherson. The department was instructed by various clients on the financing of £1bn-worth of assets between May 2015 and May 2016. Lender-side clients include Bangkok Bank and Hampden & Co, with Crest Nicholson being a key client on the borrower side."

"Collyer Bristow LLP’s practice is best known for its expertise in the residential and mixed-use space, where it acts for clients such as Bewley Homes and Crest Nicholson. On the investment side, Alex O’Connor and Rory Macpherson advised Ipsus Developments on the £20m sale of a London development site. John Rochman heads the team."

The team was ranked by Legal 500, 2014 as amongst the leading commercial real estate teams in the country. The team is also ranked for Property Litigation.

"Collyer Bristow's team shows a "can do attitude" and has been busy with real estate investment work including the purchase of multimillion-pound City and central London portfolios."

Clients describe the team as “absolutely excellent”, “efficient and proactive” and “very professional and commercial”

Collyer Bristow "enjoys an excellent reputation for complex mixed-use and residential development work for clients such as Willmott Dixon, Crest Nicholson and Persimmon Homes, and its dedicated leisure group acts for some high-profile clients."

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