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
Sustainability and Real Estate Glossary05 October 2023
Sustainability can be a complicated topic. To help demystify it for you, we’ve put together a glossary of key terminology used when discussing sustainability and real estate.
It’s a jungle out there: Biophilic design in the workplace29 September 2023
As the summer draws to an end and we contemplate the darker, winter months ahead cloistered within our workplaces, many might yearn for the connection with nature and the outdoors they’ve enjoyed over their holidays and sunny weekends. Biophilic office design is one way we can achieve a re-connection with nature: a design principle that places nature at its centre and focuses on bringing the outside indoors.
Towards Net Zero in London's Bankside Yards22 September 2023
Overlooking the iconic St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, Lewis Silkin hosted another fantastic ESG focused event “FutuRE Proofing the Office: Journey to Net Zero”. The event, held at the stunning new Lewis Silkin office with its panoramic 360-degree views, brought together Native Land, the Carbon Trust, Lewis Silkin, and a group of invitees from across various business sectors. The purpose? To engage in a conversation about proactive strategies for future-proofing buildings, achieving net-zero emissions, and enhancing landlord’s and tenant’s sustainability credentials.
FutuRE Proofing the Office: Journey to Net Zero19 September 2023
Join us in conversation with Native Land and Carbon Trust to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the real estate journey to net-zero.
Hotels: Checking out of hotels and into homes01 September 2023
The Department for Levelling Up in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published yet another consultation proposing changes to planning legislation, specifically amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (“GPDO”).
Hotels: Investing in branded residences01 September 2023
Branded residences have grown in popularity across the global super-prime real estate market in recent years, especially since the pandemic. Secure and convenient luxury living, managed by the most prestigious of hotel brands, has proved appealing to many high-net-worth individuals. While purchase for personal use is more common across the globe, branded residences are emerging as an attractive investment asset in certain locations, including the Middle East. In this article, we explore the concept of branded residences as an investment and consider the likely commercial and legal challenges that operators and investors alike may face in the UK market.
Hotels: Clearing the air – green trends in the hotel industry01 September 2023
Fuelled by the climate crisis, green-minded stakeholders are applying ever-increasing pressure on hotel companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This is not surprising given that, according to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the carbon emissions generated per room per night in UK hotels are as high as 10.4 kg CO2e.
Exit Series part 4: Navigating lease surrenders14 August 2023
Exiting an office space can have implications for your business. By being well prepared and understanding your legal position, you can get it right first time and avoid any costly delays. In the final part of this series we explore lease surrenders and the issues surrounding them.