Real Estate

One of the leading Real Estate practices, top ranked by Chambers UK 2021

We work in close collaboration with our clients and their other advisors to drive forward real estate transactions to successful completion. Our lawyers are focused on providing clear and succinct advice, not just giving a legal opinion. It is our energy, tenacity and genuine interest in our clients' businesses that give Forsters a unique edge. 

Real estate, in all of its various forms, sits at the heart of the Forsters business – it is the sector on which the firm was founded and is our largest practice area. With over 120 lawyers specialising solely in real estate, we are well positioned to guide our clients through every situation whether it be an acquisition, disposal, development or property dispute. We work with our clients, ranging from real estate funds to overseas investors across all sectors including commercial property, residential, hotels, retail, industrial and landed estates.

British Legal Awards 2021: Forsters' Property Team Wins Property Team of the Year

We are delighted that Forsters’ top ranked property teams have been recognised in Legal Week's British Legal Awards 2021.

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Sustainability in the built environment

The move to further sustainability within Real Estate is increasingly driven by the increased connection between sustainability and financial viability.

Property for Sustainability

Forsters advises Wrenbridge on behalf of Fiera Real Estate on the acquisition of a logistics site in Dartford with plans to develop a new 40,000 sq ft scheme with a GDV of £12 million

Forsters has advised Wrenbridge on behalf of Fiera Real Estate on the purchase of a new site in Dartford for £3.9 million. The new 40,000 sq. ft scheme will comprise two warehouse units and 40 car parking spaces and has a GDV of circa £12 million.

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Podcast: Insights into Build To Rent

On our latest More Than Law podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by three members of our Build To Rent group who provide their insights into the sector.

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Buying and selling luxury residential property in a competitive market

The purchase or sale of a high value home requires expert legal advice to manage the complexities involved. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge to enable you to navigate the legal practicalities of buying and selling high value assets. We will support you through every stage of the process, and with the largest dedicated Residential Property team in London, we have the strength to do this. Visit our Hub to learn more.

Forsters' Luxury Residential Property Hub

Forsters' Commercial Real Estate team advises Octopus Real Estate on one of its biggest care home portfolio purchases to date

Forsters has advised Octopus Real Estate in relation to the acquisition of eight new care homes from LNT Care Developments for an overall purchase price of over £100 million.

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Forsters acts for Menta Regeneration in relation to a £250 million regeneration project adjacent to East Croydon Station

Forsters is delighted to have acted for Menta Regeneration in relation to the forward funding of two 25 storey towers comprising 338 flats and ancillary commercial space, funded by Menta and Mitsubishi Estate London, alongside the funding of 118 affordable housing units to be owned and managed by housing association Clarion.

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Corporate Occupiers - Key terminology guides

A list of key terminology and concepts relevant to corporate occupiers of UK real estate with their plain English explanations.

Quick Guides - Corporate Occupier

Our Insights

"'The team is extremely solution-oriented and has a great capacity to summarize and digest complex multi-jurisdictional estate matters. The team has a much better understanding of the common civilian law issues than most of the other English firms."
The Legal 500, 2020