Real Estate - Sectors

We specialise in the following sectors:

Build to Rent

At Forsters we have a large and dynamic real estate team, with a deep knowledge and understanding of the lifecycle of the Build to Rent (BTR) product. Engaging lawyers who understand the market as well as the most effective ways to structure deals and avoid pitfalls, will secure the value of your development and investment.

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Our Construction and Property Litigation teams have developed expertise and have in-depth knowledge in this area and the broader impact that the Cladding Scandal is having on the Real Estate sector.

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We advise a number of the UK's leading property funds including abrdn, British Airways Pension Fund, CBRE Global Investors, Savills Investment Management, F&C REIT Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management, LXB and funds managed by Rockspring Property Investment Managers.

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Hotels and Leisure

Forsters' Hotels and Leisure team provides legal advice to a wide spectrum of hotel owners, operators and developers with a particular emphasis on luxury and boutique hotels.

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Industrial and logistics

During 2020 demand for logistics centres and last mile solutions in the UK grew, hitting record high levels of take-up involving Grade A units of 100,000 sq ft plus as cited in JLL’s Big Box 2020 Update and uptake was widely reported as being at an all time high.

Industrial and logistics sector experts


Our Occupier team provides a comprehensive service to clients. We have the ability to deliver all the advice that is required in the process - from agreeing heads of terms through to move in date. In fact, we have provided advice on almost every size and type of corporate relocation, expansion or first time acquisition and are as comfortable advising on large scale office HQ deals as we are on small space acquisitions.

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Offices and business space

The office and business space sector is a highly dynamic market that is currently undergoing significant change. Forsters’ renowned expertise in this area means that we are ideally placed to support and advise developers, investors, asset managers and occupiers through this period of evolution.

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The UK retail sector is evolving rapidly – for example the way in which consumers shop, the influence of online shopping and often quoted struggle between “bricks and clicks” as well as the changing nature of the high street and the wider retail environment are all affecting the use, financial viability and location of pure retail assets.

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Student accommodation

A dynamic area within the real estate market, the student accommodation sector has grown rapidly over recent years. The sector has a proven, resilient track record and is viewed as a key investment opportunity by many prominent UK investment funds. It is also attracting significant interest from the international investment community.

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