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Andrew Berry

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Work 020 7465 4300
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Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Property

Position

Andrew is the Head of the Property department and the commercial property section. Andrew acts for wealthy individuals, investors, developers and institutions, including banks and property funds. His skills include advising on funding agreements, options to realise development potential, site assembly, joint ventures between developers and investors, leases, overages, construction and funding. He also acts for several private banks on their secured lending and works closely with the surveyors and tax advisers for property investors in the UK.  He acts for landowners and charities on the development of residential and commercial estates both urban and rural, including sensitive issues such as coordinating landowners to site assembly, landfill and waste re-cycling. His clients range from leading UK insurers and quoted property PLCs to high net worth individuals and foreign investors.

 

Andrew also advises on residential property.  He is best known in prime Central London where for those foreign investors, whose private offices are unfamiliar with the nuances and, as important, style of this increasingly international enclave, he is able to fulfil the role of both ambassador and decision maker, coordinating everything from appointing professionals, negotiating the price, instructing contractors, to employing staff.  Andrew has an excellent reputation in the purchase, development and disposal of high value residential property and farms where his knowledge is vital to the firm's clients who rely on him to find solutions.

 

Andrew has many close contacts with nationals and expats in the Middle East, visiting the region regularly for both work and leisure. He supports the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London and is regarded as having a valuable overview for investment into the UK.  Andrew co-heads the firm’s Middle East desk.

Career

Qualified 1984, joined Payne Hicks Beach 1982, partner 1987


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Payne Hicks Beach continued to handle a range of investment and development deals for the firm’s array of landed estate clients and high-net-worth individuals. The ‘very commercially minded and astuteAndrew Berry leads the team and advised Home Counties landed estate on the prospective development of 90 acres of its agricultural holdings for several thousand units of commercial, residential development, community-use and care homes; he also assisted another landed estate with the negotiation of terms for a mixed-use housing development in Yorkshire. Another name to note is Richard Stapylton-Smith, who assisted a Middle Eastern Consortium with the £15m sale refurbished high-end flats in South Kensington. The team also acts for a number of corporate occupiers with large portfolios.

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Residential property

Within: Residential property

Payne Hicks Beach’s team advises across a wide variety of residential property issues, spanning land sales, residential property purchases and sales, and leasehold enfranchisement issues. The group works closely with the firm’s private client practice acting for high-net-worth individuals based in the UK and overseas. Andrew Berry, who heads the firm’s property practice, is highly regarded for his advice to high-net-worth individuals and landowners; he is also the key individual in the firm for advice to Middle Eastern clients. Richard Stapylton-Smith specialises in advising foreign nationals and Justin Dunlop is a key name for investment mandates.

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