Commercial real estate

Collyer Bristow’s dedicated commercial real estate team offers the full range of contentious and non-contentious services for commercial property owners, landlords, occupiers, developers, funders, investors and property managers. We act within a broad range of sectors, including offices, retail, financial, industrial, education, leisure and, media, arts and culture.

We advise on all types of commercial real estate matters:

For commercial property owners and landlords 

  • Commercial acquisitions, disposals and lettings, from high street landlords to the largest landlords and funds, in London and nationwide, including premium new build retail developments;
  • Property management, including lease grants, re-gearing, break options, lease renewals, alterations, improvements, lease arrangements, licences, dilapidation surrenders and Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 proceedings; 
  • Commercial developments (including town centres, mixed-use and retail and leisure facilities);
  • Construction advice and agreements;
  • Real estate and construction disputes.

For commercial tenants

  • Leases – negotiation and settling new leases and renewals;
  • Lease surrenders;
  • All due diligence of properties, titles and landlords;
  • Variations and re-gears;
  • Alterations;
  • Dilapidations advice;
  • Rent reviews;
  • Landlord and tenant disputes.

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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