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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Mark Smith

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Healthcare, private wealth, real estate and construction.


Mark is head of real estate at Charles Russell Speechlys. He has particular expertise in investment acquisitions and disposals and occupational property transactions, notably HQ relocations, and major sale and leaseback portfolios. Mark also specialises in advising clients in the healthcare market, and in the private wealth arena. Experience: lead real estate partner on Caring Homes Group’s £300m sale and leaseback of 44 care homes to US REIT Griffin-American Healthcare, and also acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on a major portfolio disposal and leaseback transaction; acting for the Design Museum on its ongoing relocation from Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington; acting on the acquisition of a major newly developed City of London office and retail building for an overseas investor

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†has developed ‚Äėan excellent reputation‚Äô for advising overseas investors and high-net-worth individuals. Headed by Mark Smith, the team exhibits ‚Äėa unique sense of commercialism and overall cohesion‚Äô, which makes it the preferred firm of some clients for portfolio transactions, development projects and corporate occupancy requirements. Development highlights have included Lynn Povey¬†advising City of London Corporation on the land swap agreements and leasehold structures to facilitate the development of the Leadenhall Triangle, and Simon Ewing¬†assisting Salamanca with the purchase of a brownfield development site. Smith has also acted for Zenium Technology Partners in multiple data centre investment transactions, and Lee Medlock¬†handled a number of strategic portfolio deals for Stonegate Pub Company. The team has also handled HQ letting mandates for a household named sporting company and a major UK media and telecoms group. Robin Grove¬†and senior associates Ruby Dalal¬†and Eddie Richards¬†are also recommended. Melville Rodrigues, who has expertise in real estate investment funds, joined from CMS.

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