Partner

Commercial Real Estate

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Partner

Commercial Real Estate

Expertise

Alex is a commercial real estate lawyer with over 25 years of experience in dealing with all types of commercial real estate, with particular expertise in the acquisition and disposal of real estate, complex and large-scale developments and infrastructure projects to include rail-related work, as well as owner and occupier matters.

Alex Advises

Alex’s client base includes US Fortune 500 companies, UK Government-owned companies, owners of prime London properties, landed estates, developers and promoters, other property companies, businesses in leisure and retail, food and beverage and fashion houses

Experience Highlights

  • Acting on numerous station developments (with complex SDLT structures) including the relocation of Eurostar from Waterloo to St Pancras
  • Heading and advising on an infrastructure project with a value in excess of £500 million
  • Heading and advising on all port-related property aspects (including development, environmental and CPO) for the £1.5 billion regeneration and development of a former oil refinery which became nationally and internationally significant
  • Heading and closing the real estate aspects of an international asset sale at a value of $380 million
  • Acting on major disposals of land with complex uplift provisions (a notable one involving the development of 93 houses)
  • Acting on behalf of owners, developers and promoters of major developments (a notable one with an initial phased programme of 1,199 houses) to include a particular specialisation in those requiring agreements with Network Rail
  • Advising and managing an owner’s prime London portfolio
  • Advising and managing a landed estate
  • Acting on major relocations of occupiers’ headquarters
  • Negotiating leases and agreement for leases for the owner of a major shopping centre and the owner of major stations with complex turnover and pre-emption provisions
  • Acting and advising an occupier with an international turnover of $15 billion on their office and warehouse occupation to include new build warehousing
  • Advising and negotiating leases and agreement for leases on behalf of food and retail tenants to include again turnover and pre-emption rights

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Headed the Real Estate department of a Central London law firm

Education

  • University of Southampton, LLB

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com