Commercial real estate

With one of the largest dedicated real estate practices in the market, our team of over 120 lawyers has an outstanding reputation for delivering a high quality and seamless service to our clients. We pride ourselves on our partner-led service dealing with complex issues and working closely with our clients throughout an asset life-cycle. 

Our clients comprise institutional investors, private and publicly quoted property companies, funders, developers, occupiers, rural and urban estates, charities, high net worth individuals and landowners involved in all types of commercial real estate matters.  These include Aberdeen Standard Investments, BA Pension Fund, Knight Dragon Developments Limited, LaSalle Investment Management, LXB, Rockspring Property Investment Managers and The Crown Estate.

We have established ourselves as one of the go-to firms for overseas investors seeking to enter or consolidate their activity in the UK market. Our combined core strengths of property and wealth management allow us to provide a fully integrated service to private and institutional investors.

Our sophisticated client base expects comprehensive tailored advice across all real estate services delivered at a consistently high level. We have strength and expertise whether advising on a high value investment asset, complex mixed use development projects, joint ventures and other corporate structures or a large corporate's occupational requirements. It is our breadth and depth of experience that sets us apart from our rivals.

14 January 2021

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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3 November 2020

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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Lawyers drafting for sustainability – The Chancery Lane Project

Forsters are supporting The Chancery Lane Project - a pro bono collective effort by lawyers to develop new drafting for contracts and laws to help fight climate change.

Drafting for Sustainability

20 October 2020

Forsters has advised The Mercers’ Company on the redevelopment of Frederick’s Place, London

Forsters has advised longstanding client The Mercers’ Company on the £12million redevelopment and letting of part of its historic estate at Frederick’s Place in the City of London Guildhall Conservation Area.

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Logistics – the future is sustainable

The logistics sector could be forgiven for becoming complacent due to the seemingly never-ending demand for prime warehouse space. However, the developers that operate within the sector are acutely aware that in order to remain on trend, the sector (much like the rest of the world) needs to operate in a sustainable fashion.

Logistics for Sustainability

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

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