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Howes Percival LLP

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Steven Beach

Work 01223 791018
Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property and Property Investment


Steven has over 30 years experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial property transactions. He particularly specialises in acting on commercial investment property transactions and also in the main acting for landowners in relation to potential commercial and residential development schemes including substantial experience in dealing with Collaboration Agreements, Promotion Agreements and Options.


2015 Howes Percival LLP, Partner

1989-2015 Taylor Vinters Partner

1983 – 1988 Taylors



1982- 1982 Guildford College of Law

1982 – Graduated from Oxford University

East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

At Howes Percival LLP 'the service is exceptional, with a quick turnaround even on matters of complexity; the advice is pragmatic and not of the "ivory tower” academic variety which has little relevance to the needs of the business client'. One client remarks that 'the firm is good value for money, particularly compared with other “big-hitters” in the region'. Another says 'I rate them higher and consistently better than other local firms for property-related bank lending'. Commercial property partner Joanna Nicholls and corporate partner Robert Colman lead the practice, which focuses heavily on real estate finance. Nicholls is 'the epitome of quiet competence' and property specialist Tessa Haskey is 'readily approachable and confident'. Steven Beach is also recommended for advising banks and private lenders on property security matters. A recent highlight saw Haskey advise Svenska Handelsbanken on the grant of a development loan facility for two sites. She also acted for R Q Capital Limited, Winterton Capital Limited and Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited in securing a development loan.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Steven Beach - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Commercial property: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP  has increased its presence in the market and expanded its bench of junior talent to support its highly experienced partners. Jonathan Greenhalgh is the key contact in Cambridge, where Steven Beach is an established name with more than 30 years' experience in the market. Michaela Henson is also a standout partner with more than 20 years’ experience in advising landowners, developers and commercial clients on development, investments, site assembly, and landlord and tenant matters. The firm is active in residential development development projects for clients such as Hill Residential Limited, Laragh House Developments Limited and Enterprise Property Group. It also assists landowners including landed estates and rural businesses with these projects. Turnstone Estates Limited and Artisan (UK) Developments are among its clients for commercial development work. The practice also handles investment portfolio matters and last year Beach advised Cambridge University Endowment Fund on the £7.7m sale of a residential development site at Stanton Cross, Northamptonshire to Bovis Homes Group Limited, which involved both the sale of land and complex security arrangements for the funding of the project. The firm also has specialist expertise in property finance, leisure and tourism projects and property transactions in the education sector.

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