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Property and Real Estate
Graeme has 25 years’ experience working in the commercial real estate and property markets, in particular providing expertise to clients in the hospitality sectors.
He has specific experience in acting for developers, investors and funders and brings to BTO a specialism in the development, operation and financing of hotels and other leisure and licensed premises, holiday parks and care homes. He advises clients from major national brands to small independent operators in the acquisition of strategic sites, by way of outright acquisition for development, turnkey leases and purchases of going concerns.
Graeme advises on outright/leasehold acquisitions, disposals, landlord and tenant negotiations, portfolio asset management work, corporate support, due diligence, investment, funding, and commercial development.
He also advises property investors in the acquisition and disposal of office investments, and the management of investment portfolios.
Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing
BTO Solicitors LLP’ ‘strong team’ handles a range of licensing matters including initial applications and transfers of licences. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, which it advises on the licensing aspects of repossessions. Nicolas McBride leads the team, which includes Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF.
Scotland: Real estate
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Alan Borthwick and David Gibson head BTO Solicitors LLP’s team, which advises charities, retailers, housebuilders, commercial developers and other clients. Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF, has 25 years’ experience acting for clients in the hospitality and retail sectors.