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Gurjit Atwal

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Gurjit is a partner in our UK real estate group and heads up the firm’s Real estate sector.

He specialises in advising FTSE and Private Property Companies, Property Funds and Asset Managers, Inward Investors and Institutions, covering the full breadth of property finance, development, management and investment in the real estate, leisure, retail, office, residential, healthcare and industrial sectors.

Some of the projects Gurjit and his team have advised on include the:

  • redevelopment of grand Central/New Street Station 
  • development of the Bullring and Cabot Circus shopping centres 
  • mixed use regeneration of Masshouse 
  • development and sale of the Mailbox 
  • Friargate regeneration scheme 
  • redevelopment of Westgate Oxford

and numerous structured, top tier investment transactions.

Gurjit is a member of IPF and BCSC and co-authored the pan-European guides to leasing and development for the ICSC.

He is listed as a leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500.


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Gurjit Atwal - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles agenda-setting transactions across real estate asset classes, ranging from infrastructure and retail through to office space and residential. David Jones handles commercial developments and heads the firm’s Birmingham real estate team – he advised SEGRO EMG on the site acquisition and pre-letting elements of the planned East Midlands Gateway rail freight terminal. Gurjit Atwal is the firm’s global real estate sector head – he handles retail, student housing and leisure deals such as advising Landsec on purchasing three outlet centres from Hermes Investment Management for £333m, which was partially structured through Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs). Helen Annable advised a hospitality company on the sale of 73 pubs across Great Britain as going concerns for £50m. Meg Heppel advised HM Revenue and Customs on pre-letting 22,300 sq m of space in 3 Arena Central. Philip Medford, the head of the residential development practice, advised Taylor Wimpey on purchasing the former Flightshed in Longridge for residential development in a transaction conditional on remediation. Mark Chester is a new hire from Gowling WLG – he and Iftkhar Ahmed advised Iron Mountain on the purchase of two leasehold data centres for £83m – one in Slough, the other in Singapore. Other clients include the Blackstone Group, which Atwal advised on selling a £460m social housing portfolio to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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