Charles Staveley > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
BOTANIC HOUSE
100 HILLS ROAD
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1PH
England

Work Department

Real estate, real estate investment

Position

Real Estate Partner specialising in real estate investment and development work

Charles leads the firm’s real estate investment sector, drawing together expertise in mainstream investment work and alternative asset classes. Charles’s clients include institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, onshore and offshore investors (in the USA, Asia and Europe). He is a member of the IPF, the Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board, the IBA Real Estate Committee, the Mills & Reeve Board, is a Charity Trustee of Cambridge RUFC and a Kids cricket coach at St Giles CC.

Career

Trained Hunters, Lincoln’s Inn, London; qualified 1996. Trainee and solicitor Hunters 1994-97; solicitor Hammonds, City office (1997-2002); solicitor Mills & Reeve, Cambridge 2002-03; associate 2003-04; partner 2004 +, Board member 2015 to date. Publications of note: articles for ‘Pensions Weekly’ and ‘Property Week’; commentary in the ‘Financial Times’; ‘EG’ and various other journals. Panellist at the London EG Question time event at the Globe Theatre on 28 June 2016.

Languages

English.

Memberships

Investment Property Forum (IPF), IBA Real Estate Committee and Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board

Education

Felsted School, Great Dunmow, Essex (1983-88 A Levels: history (A); geography (B); English (B)); University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1989-92 LLB Hons); College of Law, York (1992-93 Law Society Finals (pass)).

Leisure

Cricket: ECB cricket coach (kids’ cricket); Wendens Ambo Cricket Club; Flitch Pilgrims Cricket Club; Felsted Robins CC; Thowstave CC. Rugby Union: trustee of Cambridge RFC charitable trust; CRUFC. Other interests: horseracing; history

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

National firm Mills & Reeve LLP fields an ‘exceptionally strong development team’ equipped for the full lifecycle of both large-scale regeneration and asset-specific development projects. Orla O’Sullivan is well-versed in everything from site assembly and forward funding through to management agreements while Michael Giess is a specialist in a range of schemes including industrial, retail, Central London office and town centres. Charles Staveley  splits his time between Cambridge and London and spearheads the investment practice which in addition to acquisitions and disposals, also provides portfolio management services aimed at improving income streams; his team has noted a significant uptick in alternative asset investment of late including student housing, health, higher education and life sciences.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

National firm Mills & Reeve LLP fields an ‘exceptionally strong development team’ equipped for the full lifecycle of both large-scale regeneration and asset-specific development projects. Orla O’Sullivan is well-versed in everything from site assembly and forward funding through to management agreements while Michael Giess is a specialist in a range of schemes including industrial, retail, Central London office and town centres. Charles Staveley  splits his time between Cambridge and London and spearheads the investment practice which in addition to acquisitions and disposals, also provides portfolio management services aimed at improving income streams; his team has noted a significant uptick in alternative asset investment of late including student housing, health, higher education and life sciences.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Charles StaveleyMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has ‘a solid dependable property practice offering an attractive supporting breadth of services‘. The firm has an 18-partner real estate practice across its office network, in which the Cambridge office plays a key role in national and cross-border transactions. The practice also handles high-profile regional matters, including the £96m purchase of Cambridge Retail Park for RPMI Railpen. Charles Staveley, who is head of the real estate investment group, is the lead partner in Cambridge. Michelle Cookson handles complex investment and development projects, Christine De Ferrars Green on strategic development projects, and Nick Finlayson-Brown on property investment and development projects. Newly promoted partner Joanna Davies and a strong team of associates, among them Laura Ludlow, Christopher Pike and Tom Nash, are key practitioners.