Partner

Real Estate

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Partner

Real Estate

Expertise

Simon is an experienced Real Estate Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in helping clients structure their transactions and advising developers, investors, retailers and funders in all aspects of the real estate market.

He has worked on a number of transactions ranging from acquiring land for development into housing or retail or business parks; buying office blocks for conversion to apartments or serviced apartments; acquiring portfolios of retail or residential properties; acting for investors in the healthcare market; advising developers of student accommodation, buyers of large houses and apartments in the South East; advising a wide range of lenders in providing development or investment finance secured by senior or mezzanine or stretched senior or equity

Simon has been recognised by both Chambers and the Legal 500 for his work in the Real Estate sector

Simon Advises

Many of Simon’s clients are property companies which are owned and run by surveyors who have left private practice to work for themselves. He also acts for and is on the panel of, a number of lenders, challenger banks, family offices, private banks or HNW investors which provide funding on such schemes as mentioned above.

Experience Highlights

  • Working for the tenant alongside a football team on the property aspects of its redevelopment
  • Working for a well known and branded retailer in the leasing of its stores in the UK
  • The redevelopment of a site into a number of high-end apartments on the south coast
  • The purchase and redevelopment of an office block in Soho into a mixed-use restaurant with high-end apartments above
  • The purchase of an office block in Westminster for development into apartments

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Simon trained and qualified at Stone, King and Wardle in Bath. He then moved to Charles Russell in London in 1997 where he worked for 20 years (17 as a partner). Until recently joining gunnercooke Simon has been a partner at Goodman Derrick in London

Memberships

  • Simon is a member and the solicitor for the Flexible Space Association (formally the Business Centres Association)

Education

  • The University of Staffordshire and Chester Law School

Other

Simon is a director in Funding Procurement Consultancy which is a company that sources debt for developers and investors-giving unusual opportunities to Simon and the firm to put the whole funding package together for either of the lender or borrower.

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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