Experienced team offering high-level expertise across an array of commercial real estate areas. Notable strength in hotels and leisure sector work, mixed-use developments and high-value landlord and tenant matters. Frequently advises blue-chip clients including developers, private equity funds and overseas investors. Handles acquisitions and disposals of the highest value, from major City office blocks to substantial portfolios of business and industrial properties.
An interviewee remarks: "CMS is a class act and has some incredibly skilled lawyers."
"The team has been consistently good, proactive and has implemented deals as efficiently as possible," says an interviewee.
"CMS is a good firm to have on your side," says a client, adding: "The lawyers think outside the box and always add value."
Advised Landsec on the sale of 7 Soho Square, the West End headquarters of TripAdvisor, to Hines Pan-European Core Fund for £78 million.
Amanda Howard has great depth of experience in the real estate market, with notable expertise in international investment transactions. She continues to provide the benefit of her wisdom to clients including sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. "Amanda really has authority on deals and is very solutions-driven. She's a tough negotiator who always puts the client's interest first."
Ciaran Carvalho heads the firm's UK real estate group and is also the global co-chair. He provides high-quality advice on cross-border real estate transactions for an enviable roster of blue-chip clients, particularly overseas investors.