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Eversheds Sutherland

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Substantial practice with the ability to handle work related to large commercial property portfolios as well as high-value single-asset transactions. Additional experience in development, including both residential and commercial schemes. Noted for its robust inward investment practice, regularly advising clients based in the Middle East and Asia. Also handles high-level work for corporate occupiers, including sale and leaseback transactions and headquarters relocations.

Strengths

One client says: "It's a very solid, reliable team that is good at taking complex things and working through them."

Work highlights

Acted for Network Rail on the sale of its commercial estate, comprising railway arches and rail-adjacent land, to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone for £1.45 billion. The deal was highly complex and required the creation of a single leasing document to cover over 5,200 properties for a 150-year term while also protecting the interests of the operational railway.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Dear is head of the firm's real estate department in London. He is highly regarded for his work with high-profile corporate occupiers on major letting and pre-letting negotiations, and also advises investors on asset management.
"He is really good - clients like him, and he's definitely good to have on the other side of a deal."

Nicholas Bartlett is head of the firm's real estate investment group and has deep expertise in handling complex transactional mandates. His client base includes property companies, high net worth individuals and institutional investors, including pension and sovereign wealth funds.

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Real Estate Department

Eversheds Sutherland

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1 Wood Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7WS

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Nicholas Bartlett
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