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Adam Youatt

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Gateley Plc

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Real estate.


Adam is the head of the Real Estate team in Nottingham. His clients include investment funds, occupiers and both public and private sector organisations involved in regeneration and development schemes of all values.

He is a real estate investment and development specialist, with particular expertise in purpose built student accommodation schemes, investment fund transactions and healthcare related property matters.

His experience includes site assembly, joint venture and profit share arrangements, development agreements, investment acquisitions, funding agreements, property management agreements, the negotiation of institutionally acceptable leases, pre-lets and forward sales as well as general property and landlord and tenant transactions.

He acts for investments funds such as Custodian REIT plc and the Starwood Capital Group as well as healthcare operators such as GP practices and renal dialysis operator Fresenius Medical Care.


Trained Slaughter and May, London; qualified 2002; assistant Eversheds LLP, Nottingham 2002-04; assistant Norris Ward McKinnon, New Zealand 2004-05; Berryman 2005-11; associate 2006; partner 2007; head of property 2009; Gateley partner 2011; head of Nottingham real estate team 2014 to date.


Worthing Sixth Form College, Sussex; Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (MA Hons); Nottingham Law School.


Adam enjoys cooking, wine and eating. He also enjoys travel.

East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Gateley Plc’s ‘efficient and professional’ team ‘always adopts a commercial outlook’ and offers ‘excellent service’. ‘Extremely competent and knowledgeable’, the group undertakes a broad spread of work, but is especially active in investment and development schemes, the healthcare sector, pension scheme work and real estate finance, with added expertise in distressed property. Practice head Adam Youatt, whose team includes senior associate Elly Duggins and associate Charlotte Chapman, ‘translates the requirements of clients into legal documents with flair and ability’ and recently led advice for Bildurn on the high-profile letting of a new retail unit in the centre of Nottingham’s retail district. Custodian REIT instruced the team to assist with the acquisition of a multi-let retail park in Plymouth. The client list also features Fresenius Medical Renal Services and Guildhall Estates.

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