Commercial Property

Our Commercial Property team effectively handles the entire property life-cycle and acts for a broad range of clients including developers, investors, landlords, tenants and house builders in respect of properties situated throughout the UK.  In addition, we also have an experienced secured lending team acting for various locally based banks and financial institutions on commercial lending transactions relating to development sites and investment property portfolios for customers and properties all over the UK.

Our specialist department is recommended by the Legal 500 as one of the leading commercial property teams based in Wales acting for “a broad range of clients” but with a focus on “real estate finance” and “development work”.

Chambers and Partners recognise that we are a “well-regarded practice” offering “personal attention” and being “very thorough” with “particular expertise in handling matters relating to commercial lending and development”.

We have the ability and expertise to understand all issues and commercial pressures affecting our clients, and can offer our clients a practical and bespoke commercial approach.

At the same time, we appreciate that on occasion our clients require advice on property issues and transactions of a more straightforward nature.  Our team is of a sufficient size and experience to ensure that we offer a wide range of services at the right cost.  We can offer fixed fees in most transactional matters.

Ensuring that our clients’ commercial interests are protected is our primary objective and across the UK our clients rely on us to orchestrate large and often complex commercial property transactions.  By working collaboratively we are able to deliver an exceptional cost effective service.

We have a strong sense of pride in our ability to provide our clients with exemplary services.  We make it our business to gain a deep understanding of your business. 

Our Commercial Property Department is:-

► a strong local niche practice specialising in all aspects of commercial property work, in particular development work and commercial lending.

► comprises two partners and a senior consultant who are leaders in their fields backed by a strong, and cohesive team, all with first class training and exceptional experience.

► includes a very experienced team of assistant solicitors so every client has access to a high level of expertise and knowledge.

► offers a much higher personal partner involvement in fee earning work than the majority of our peers. 

► aims to provide a quick and direct service in the large part on a fixed fee basis. 

► appeals to entrepreneurial clients who value more than simply legal advice but also strategic direction on their commercial decisions.

► is now on the National Procurement Service Legal Services Agreement enabling us to act for the Welsh Government, Welsh local authorities and other public sector organisations on commercial property matters.

► is on the respective panels for secured lending legal services of various commercial lending institutions including Principality Commercial, Hodge Bank, HSBC, Santander and Finance Wales.

Key Contacts

Chris Jones - Commercial Property
Chris Jones - Partner

Martin Pursall - Commercial Property

Martin Pursall - Partner

Roger Berry - Commercial Property

Roger Berry - Senior Consultant

Areas of Expertise

► Commercial Development

► Residential Development

► Secured Lending

► Commercial Leases

► Property Management

► Sale and Purchase of Property

Examples of work we have carried out

Acting for various banks and financial institutions on development sites and investment property portfolios across the UK

Acting for several South Wales residential developers on the acquisition, development and subsequent plot sales of various residential development sites

Acting for a South African Bank in acquiring a new 15 year Lease of 71,000 square feet office space at One Central Square, Cardiff.

Acting for Welsh Government on various CPO Schemes for major highways works

Acting for the local authority on the regeneration of Porthcawl Harbourside

Office and business park developments in Bridgend, Newport and Treforest

Site assembly in Newcastle and Falmouth docks

A development of a new fashionable budget priced hotel in Cheltenham

Millennium Plaza leisure scheme adjoining the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Acting for a well-known discount supermarket chain in site acquisitions for retail development

Numerous brownfield schemes for local developers in relation to industrial, retail and office developments in various South Wales locations

 

Contact us on

Contact us on property@berrysmith.com or speak to our Commercial Property Team on 029 2034 5511.