We handle the most complex real estate deals in the world.
Our multidisciplinary offering combines the know-how of our property, corporate, finance and tax lawyers, whose primary goal is to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives.
Our work includes advising on investment transactions, development projects, co-investment structures, such as joint ventures, and other real estate workstreams.
We advise on all aspects of corporate real estate, plus we have a very strong hotels and leisure practice. We work for some of the largest, most high-profile organisations in the sector: private equity, sovereign wealth and pension funds, real estate investment trusts, and property developers and financiers.
Advising Pandox on the £800m acquisition – in partnership with the Fattal Group – of the Jurys Inn portfolio, consisting of 36 hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
We also advised on Pandox's acquisition of Hilton’s hotel at terminal 4 of London's Heathrow airport for £80m.
Advising AXA IM – Real Assets on the acquisition of a logistics property portfolio from Gramercy Property Europe for circa €1bn.
Advising TPG Real Estate on the acquisition and financing of the Arlington Business Parks business...
... a platform and portfolio of UK-wide business parks and development sites, previously managed by Goodman Group.
Advising Ares Management Real Estate on its acquisition and financing of a European portfolio of 21 logistics assets from Prologis and simultaneous onward sale of the UK asset to Tritax and on its acquisition of a 240,000-square-metre office portfolio of 30 properties in six European countries for €400m and on parallel and subsequent disposals of properties within the acquired portfolio.
Advising IVG Immobilien AG on the sale of its core real estate portfolio subsidiary OFFICEFIRST to Blackstone for €3.3bn, in the course of a dual track IPO/trade-sale process.
The sale of OFFICEFIRST, was the largest transaction by deal value in the European real estate market in 2016. Freshfields advised IVG from its successful restructuring in 2013 to various comprehensive refinancings, as well as a highly complex, innovative group reorganisation prior to sale.
Advising TPG Real Estate and its partner Ivanhoé Cambridge on the sale of European logistics warehousing business P3 Logistic Parks to GIC for €2.4bn.
We advised the clients on the acquisition of the P3 business in 2013 and on P3’s €1.4bn long-term refinancing prior to its sale.