DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Baker McKenzie

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Full-service real estate practice with international capabilities. Acts for an enviable list of blue-chip clients in sectors including hospitality and retail. Regularly handles commercial leasing and asset investment transactions. Notable for its representation of prominent corporate occupier clients in real estate matters. Also adept at providing real estate due diligence on major corporate transactions. Further strength in site acquisition and funding for large-scale development and regeneration projects.

Strengths

One source says: "The team is always patient and pragmatic with its advice, and the lawyers' ability to lead their clients in such an understanding manner leaves a lasting impression."

A client notes: "They are very approachable and responsive when queries arise, they work tirelessly and they're very personable and helpful."

Work highlights

Advised Mapletree Investments on its purchase from Unite Students of two student accommodation buildings in Coventry for £96 million.

Notable practitioners

Justin Salkeld has considerable knowledge of the real estate investment market and is often sought out by clients to assist with disposals and acquisitions of individual assets and property portfolios. He also has complementary expertise in the real estate finance aspects of large development and investment deals.
"He has a deep understanding of the project and strikes a balance between advising us as the client and getting deals done." "He is very adept at working within strict time pressures and on complex matters."

Stefanie Price is an associate in the real estate team who regularly supports clients on key development projects and strategic acquisitions. She has notable expertise in the retail sector and advises a broad client base including property investors, high-profile retailers and corporate occupiers.
"Stefanie is able and willing to explain every single step and answer any questions, which makes working with her easy and enjoyable." "She provides thorough and prompt guidance and has a very good knowledge of our business."

Head of department Stephen Turner has a wealth of experience handling real estate transactions for overseas investors, particularly from Asia, with notable expertise in portfolio purchases and refinancing. He also advises corporate occupiers on real estate matters, including headquarters relocations.
"Stephen is always informed and totally supportive." "Stephen is very commercial and always available."

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London (Firms)

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Justin Salkeld
Band 1
Stefanie Price
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Stephen Turner
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