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Gillespie Macandrew LLP

5 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 225 1677
Fax:
Fax 0131 225 4519
DX:
113 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Andrew Leslie

Tel:
Work 0131 260 7510
Email:
Web:
www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk
Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Work Department

Housebuilder & Construction

Position

Associate

Career

Andrew works with a number of national housebuilders assisting with land purchases and site set up, as well as supervising the firm’s well established plot sales team.  Andrew regularly advises both large and small housebuilders on site acquisitions and sales, option agreements, deeds of condition and all aspects of site set-up. Andrew also provides advice on refinancing transactions relative to residential development.


Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Gillespie Macandrew LLP's team has had an upswing in commercial property activity.. The housebuilding side of the practice has gained momentum, with the firm adding to its client roster names such as Robertson Partnership Homes, Merchant Homes and Turnberry Homes. Harry Smith, who heads up a dedicated housebuilder team, recently worked with senior solicitor Andrew Leslie and Isobell Reid to advise Bellway Homes on the £10m+ acquisition of a development site at Bishopton in Renfrewshire. They also acted for Avant Homes (Scotland) Limited in the £9.5m acquisition of a development site at Shott Farm in High Blantyre. Commercial development work is another area of strength; clients include Newland Assets, Worthington Property Maintenance and Midtown Capital. Elsewhere, there has been a notable uptick in real estate finance mandates, with the firm generating work from UK and international banks, and alternative lenders; Kenneth Irons, Greg Peebles and others recently acted for Assetz SME Capital in a number of loan finance transactions. Another pillar of the practice is in investment transactions, which span sub-sectors such as retail, office and industrial. David Milne heads up the commercial property team.

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