Investment and Development
We have the breadth and depth of expertise to provide specialist sector teams in retail and leisure, industrial and logistics, health and social care, offices, central and local government. Working with our colleagues in residential development we are frequently involved on the mixed use schemes that are regenerating our urban centres.
Our approach is distinctly focused on your success, with advice tailored to your specific needs and commercial objectives.
We deliver advice at every stage of the investment and development cycle. We work in integrated teams, drawing in experts in planning and environmental, construction and engineering, corporate and tax to ensure you get a seamless service and bespoke expertise.
We advise on complex site assembly, acquisitions and disposals, partnerships and joint ventures, estate management and net carbon zero strategies.
Our team includes property finance specialists whose experience includes: financing acquisitions and developments, acquiring corporate entities and corporate borrowing.
We advise on financial structures, refinancing and restructuring matters, including Islamic finance. We also advise on fund regulation, drafting the terms of the funds, dealing with management and distribution agreements, advising on fund manager remuneration, tax structuring for fund managers and investors and advising on distribution and management of funds.
- Acting for Lendlease on the disposal of the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull for £90m and for Ares on the purchase of a £100m shopping centre in South Wales.
- Acting for a leading northern university on the acquisition of buildings beyond the current campus, for associated projects critical to the continued evolution of the university, in a joint project with the city council.
- Advising a Northern local authority on strategic acquisition of a partially constructed retail park (let to a discount trader, a supermarket, and a fast food operator), a high street comprising 90 units, and a 700 home residential development in Kirkby from an existing landowner/developer. The project included strategic advice on procurement of the works to complete construction of the retail park alongside our colleagues in Procurement and conclusion of an asset and property management agreement.
- Advised a private equity backed care home provider on the property elements of its disposal including certifying title to a portfolio of c80 care homes valued at around £750 million.
We provide a dedicated asset management service to clients including the owners of the largest retail destinations in the country and major office development.Learn more
Construction and Engineering
We provide a dedicated construction and engineering service to the private and public sectors.Learn more
Investment & Development
We provide a dedicated investment and development service to clients including commercial developers and owner occupiers, funds and financial institutions and the public sector.Learn more
Planning & Environment
We provide specialist planning and environmental services across the complete range of contentious and non-contentious planning advice.Learn more
We provide specialist portfolio management services and expertise that focuses on fixed fee instructions, volume and project matter management and routine property transactions.Learn more
We provide specialist real estate litigation services that protect the value of your property assets and reputation.Learn more
Residential Development and Plots
We provide specialist residential development expertise through the full cycle of a residential development, on large estates, garden villages, BTR, student accommodation and retirement living.Learn more
What our clients say
It's a great team with the ability to communicate complex matters in simple terms. We have always received excellent advice and support.
Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate
We always get a response in the timescale that we want it. The members of the firm that we deal with go above and beyond.
Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate
Investment and Development key contacts
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+44 (0)161 934 3166
+44 (0)20 7894 6068
+44 (0)191 404 4019
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+44 (0) 20 7894 6464
Who we are
Why choose DAC Beachcroft?
We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.
DAC Beachcroft is recognised as a pre-eminent advisor to the insurance market, and we place a strong emphasis on the long-term relationships we build with you so that we can really add value to your business.Learn more
Health and Social Care
DAC Beachcroft is regarded as market leaders in the provision of corporate, commercial and regulatory legal advice to healthcare providers.Learn more
With 170 lawyers we are one of the largest Real Estate legal teams in the UK. Our extensive network gives us national, regional and local knowledge and access.Learn more
We regularly advise product designers and manufacturers, trade bodies, and retailers, distributors and venture capitalists looking to invest in the financial services sector.Learn more
As long-standing and trusted advisers in the technology sector, we deliver pragmatic and innovative solutions that empower you to make informed decisions about how best to maximise your success.Learn more