Howard Ross

Howard Ross

Mobile: 07957 209058

"Howard and I worked together representing a client involved in a particularly complex transaction. Howard’s advice was first class and his approach extremely hands on. I can highly recommend him."

Richard Grossman Partner at Lewis Craig (Retail & Restaurant Property Advisers)

What he's best at:

Howard is an experienced city commercial property lawyer with over 30 years’ practice in commercial real estate. He is experienced in acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant in wide range of commercial investment property mixed-use tenure, corporate support and property finance/securitisation and commercial property portfolio management.

Howard has built a reputation for taking a personal, commercial, conscientious and pragmatic approach to serving the needs of clients. He recognises the importance of liaising with clients extensively throughout, delivering on time and within their cost guidelines and regularly receives excellent positive client feedback.

Testimonials:

"I have referred several of my client's to Howard to assist with various property issues. My clients have been very pleased with Howard's knowledge, professionalism and pragmatic advice. I would be happy to introduce Howard to my client's again as the need arises."J Lewis Owner, Julian Lewis & Co

"Howard is clearly an extremely capable and affable individual with a vast degree of legal and associated knowledge. He is very well connected and would be a great benefit to any company or indeed individual in terms of his wealth of experience in legal and associated spheres of expertise. I wish him continued success."J Rosen - Chartered Surveyor - PAUL JEFFRIES LLP

"I found Howard to be excellent in landlord and tenant law. He translates complicated legal matters into simple words that are easy to grasp and therefore provides you with the ability to make straightforward decisions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others." Steven Feldman Associates

Who he works for:

  • developers
  • Institutional and property asset management funds,
  • SIPP’s and other investor vehicles
  • Private and commercial investors
  • Local authorities and development corporations
  • Charities
  • Portfolio management companies
  • Small to medium sized developers
  • Private and commercial investment trusts
  • Owners, landlords, tenants and occupiers

Expertise in:

  • Advising on the surrender of existing HQ lease and the grant of new HQ office suite lease for The Internet Group fromLegal & General Property Partners (Life Fund)
  • Acting for Cockpit Arts on the Cockpit Arts Open Studios incubator hub multi-occupational site including several significant site lease renewals and management issues with London Borough of Camden
    Advised Taylor Woodrow PLC on letting and management of the Delta Business Park Swindon and Cascades Shopping Centre Portsmouth food court
    Advised on sales and purchases of investment properties for major trading plc with secured financing from RBS
  • Acting for major supermarket on various acquisitions disposals and management
    Advised Severn Trent Water/Black Country Development Corporation on several property portfolio sites
  • Acting and advising on restructure, lettings and ultimately the sale of freehold investment building at auction in Streatham for private family trust
    Acting for private commercial landlord on significant successful compensation appeal claim against regulatory body

 

Previous law firms:

  • Claremont Richards
  • Solicitors (boutique City of London commercial property practice)
  • Nabarro
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner

Education:

  • University of Westminster (BA)
  • College of Law (London)
  • University College School, London

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