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Matthew Swainston

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Work 020 7863 8463
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Forsters LLP

Work Department

Commercial real estate.

Position

Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate

Career

Matthew is head of Forsters market leading Commercial Real Estate team. He leads one of the largest specialist property groups in London. The department has an excellent reputation acting for institutional investors, property companies, funders, developers, landed estates, charities, and landowners involved in all types of commercial property.  

Matthew has extensive experience in general commercial real estate and development work, JVs and landlord and tenant transactions. He specialises in leading on complex and multi-dimensional projects that are driven by asset enhancement or portfolio growth. His ability to apply a wide variety of skills, co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams and drive transactions is central to the service he provides to clients. His practical and commercial approach means that he is able to understand a transaction or deal from the clients' perspective. 

He acts for investors, property companies, financial institutions, government bodies, banks, and occupational tenants. His client base is varied and he often acts for domestic and overseas investors and entrepreneurs on acquisitions, disposals and JV matters.  

He is a member of Revo and the Westminster Property Association; additionally he is recognised in both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and has been identified by SuperLawyers in their 2014 edition.

Member

Law Society, BCSC.

Education

Ampleforth College, York; Leicester University (1991 BA History and Politics).

Leisure

Football, cricket, rugby, skiing, theatre, music, cinema, travel and MFC.


London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Within: Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Forsters LLP ‘provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service’. It is well-regarded for complex long-term redevelopment schemes, with core strengths including site assembly, funding, joint venture agreements, development finance, pre-letting, site disposal and overage matters with the group routinely representing overseas investors and leading UK property funds. Also forming the client base are high-end London retail boutiques and luxury hotel operators who engage the practice for hotel financing deals. On the corporate occupier side, the workload includes HQ relocations, portfolio management, leasehold transfers as well as landlord and tenant matters. Practice head Matthew Swainston holds notable expertise concerning the redevelopment of landmark properties while Victoria Towers is a development specialist with particular knowledge of the logistics sector.

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Commercial property: development

Within: Commercial property: development

Forsters LLP ‘provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service’. It is well-regarded for complex long-term redevelopment schemes, with core strengths including site assembly, funding, joint venture agreements, development finance, pre-letting, site disposal and overage matters with the group routinely representing overseas investors and leading UK property funds. Also forming the client base are high-end London retail boutiques and luxury hotel operators who engage the practice for hotel financing deals. On the corporate occupier side, the workload includes HQ relocations, portfolio management, leasehold transfers as well as landlord and tenant matters. Practice head Matthew Swainston holds notable expertise concerning the redevelopment of landmark properties while Victoria Towers is a development specialist with particular knowledge of the logistics sector.

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Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Within: Commercial property: hotels and leisure

Forsters LLP ‘provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service’. It is well-regarded for complex long-term redevelopment schemes, with core strengths including site assembly, funding, joint venture agreements, development finance, pre-letting, site disposal and overage matters with the group routinely representing overseas investors and leading UK property funds. Also forming the client base are high-end London retail boutiques and luxury hotel operators who engage the practice for hotel financing deals. On the corporate occupier side, the workload includes HQ relocations, portfolio management, leasehold transfers as well as landlord and tenant matters. Practice head Matthew Swainston holds notable expertise concerning the redevelopment of landmark properties while Victoria Towers is a development specialist with particular knowledge of the logistics sector.

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Commercial property: investment

Within: Commercial property: investment

Forsters LLP ‘provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service’. It is well-regarded for complex long-term redevelopment schemes, with core strengths including site assembly, funding, joint venture agreements, development finance, pre-letting, site disposal and overage matters with the group routinely representing overseas investors and leading UK property funds. Also forming the client base are high-end London retail boutiques and luxury hotel operators who engage the practice for hotel financing deals. On the corporate occupier side, the workload includes HQ relocations, portfolio management, leasehold transfers as well as landlord and tenant matters. Practice head Matthew Swainston holds notable expertise concerning the redevelopment of landmark properties while Victoria Towers is a development specialist with particular knowledge of the logistics sector.

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Commercial property: retail

Within: Commercial property: retail

Forsters LLP ‘provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service’. It is well-regarded for complex long-term redevelopment schemes, with core strengths including site assembly, funding, joint venture agreements, development finance, pre-letting, site disposal and overage matters with the group routinely representing overseas investors and leading UK property funds. Also forming the client base are high-end London retail boutiques and luxury hotel operators who engage the practice for hotel financing deals. On the corporate occupier side, the workload includes HQ relocations, portfolio management, leasehold transfers as well as landlord and tenant matters. Practice head Matthew Swainston holds notable expertise concerning the redevelopment of landmark properties while Victoria Towers is a development specialist with particular knowledge of the logistics sector.

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