Real estate investors

We have found the whole team to be responsive, hard-working, knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely able.

John Davies, Sellar Property Group
Real Estate

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Our real estate investment team has an established track record of providing comprehensive advice on complex real estate acquisitions, developments, sales and portfolio management.

Investments are often dealt with through specific types of real estate vehicles - whether single purpose, limited partnership or joint venture. We advise on a variety of ownership structures, identifying the most appropriate to meet your objectives, as well as on fundings and forward sales and purchases.

One of the critical factors for real estate investment clients is the relationship between landlord and tenant. We are experienced in all aspects of this area - our specialists deal not only with issues arising during lease negotiations but also those that occur during the currency of leases.

Our philosophy is to pay proper attention to all property management related issues to ensure asset value is not eroded. This philosophy is shared by the members of our real estate dispute resolution team who provide support when disputes arise and to prevent them happening unnecessarily.

Our real estate investment team works closely with the firm's specialist lawyers in the other real estate service groups as well as with members of the firm's sector teams. For further details, please click on the relevant links on the real estate and expertise pages.

We offer expert advice on:

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • joint ventures and development agreements
  • limited partnerships and other indirect investment
  • landlord and tenant
  • property management including rent reviews
  • appointment of property professionals
  • distressed property

Recent work highlights

Substantial investment disposals for Aviva

Advising Aviva Investors Pensions Limited on the disposal of two freehold investment properties in London and the South East for a total value of £60 million, in each case within a demanding timescale.


Land acquisition for technology park

Acting on the purchase of regeneration land from the HCA for development into a technology park with over 250,000 sq ft of floorspace for advanced engineering users including overage provisions to secure build-out and continued use.


City student accommodation scheme

Assisting the developer in the post-acquisition development phase of listed buildings creating a 155 bed scheme with letting to a leading university. This involved complex construction and other arrangements.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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