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.


Generation Now - Disrupting Perceptions

A Forsters podcast series that delves into the minds of some of today’s most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. They have grown businesses that are disrupting the way we live, how we buy, and the way businesses are run. How have the life experiences of this generation informed their success and what can we learn from them?

Generation Now - Disrupting Perceptions


The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill is being finalised in Parliament and should receive Royal Assent by the next quarter day, 25 March 2022. The Act will be called the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022.

Commercial Real Estate


Forsters advises HG Living on a £80 million Build to Rent scheme in Milton Keynes

Forsters has advised specialist Build to Rent and student accommodation developer HG Living on a development and funding agreement in respect of a 306 unit residential scheme at Bowback House Milton Keynes.

Forsters has advised specialist Build to Rent and student accommodation developer HG Living.


Sustainability: Strategic planning for real estate projects

Managing Director of sustainability consultants Element Four, Georgia Elliot-Smith, and Commercial Real Estate Partner, Vicki Towers, join podcast host, Miri Stickland, to discuss the advantages of strategic sustainability planning within the real estate sector, the concept of Net Zero, why you shouldn’t assume that a BREEAM excellent rating necessarily means a high EPC rating and the direction of travel for the energy rating of buildings.

Podcast: How do investors see post-pandemic London?


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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Forsters advises Barwood Capital on Eton House Richmond

The Commercial Real Estate team has advised a fund of Barwood Capital on its purchase of Eton House, a 32,774 sq ft office building in the heart of Richmond, which it will repurpose to outstanding and sustainable office space.

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Forsters has advised Fiera Real Estate UK on £12m acquisition

Forsters has advised Fiera Real Estate UK on the acquisition of a 6.1 acre site in Loughborough for over £12million.

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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' 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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