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

"Collyer Bristow LLP’s ‘partner-led service is great value for money and excellent for technical competence and commerciality’. Practice head Alex O’Connor and Rory Macpherson, who demonstrate ‘a can do approach and pay attention to details’, were active on a number of major development schemes, including advising Ipsus Developments on the acquisition and development of a site in Clapham for residential purposes.”

“The practice has a number of housebuilder clients, and O’Connor and ‘client focused’ senior associate Sukina Dhillon are acting for Prime Place Developments on the development and sale of sites in Sevenoaks and Cheshunt. Stephen Gawne is a key contact for investment work; he recently assisted an insurance company with the £13m sale of its headquarters in Docklands. In the hotel-and-leisure sub-sector, the team has particular expertise in hotel financing and also acts for restaurants, bars and sports clubs on acquisitions and disposals.” Legal 500 2017, Real estate – Commercial property – general 

Leading firm legal 500 2017

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