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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Graeme Kelly

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Property and Real Estate

Position

Partner

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: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

BTO Solicitors LLP handles a wide range of issues for developers, housebuilders, charities and retailers, among other clients. In 2016 Graeme Kelly led a team, which acted for Rockford Portfolio Limited in its portfolio acquisition of nine office buildings in six separate locations in Lanarkshire. Another highlight involved David Gibson and associate Manjit Hunjan advising Isle of Arran Distillers on the development of a new whisky distiller, which included assisting the client with a site acquisition. The firm also acts for other clients, such as Mactaggart & Mickel Group, The Architectural Heritage Fund and Stena Line group. Gibson jointly heads the practice with chairman Alan Borthwick, who is experienced in strategic land development projects, and is active in renewables sector matters. Jane Steel undertakes a significant amount of work for retail sector clients such as Adidas, Maplin and Superdry. Other key partners include Scott Buchan, Nicolas McBride and Peter Graham. Associates Marieclaire Reid and Donnie Robertson are also recommended.

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