- Real Estate
Nick is a Director in our Real Estate Group. He has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of property law and development, advising on matters such as site-assembly, grant and loan funded acquisition and development, due diligence on corporate acquisitions and re-financing involving large property portfolios and asset management for retailers and national contractors with large leasehold portfolios. As well as this significant private sector experience, Nick spent seven years as Head of Legal at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority where he gained valuable experience delivering transport infrastructure. As general counsel and Statutory Monitoring Officer, he advised the authority on state aid, public law, procurement and local government powers, amongst other matters.
This combination of public and private sector experience means Nick is ideally placed to advise on transactions between the public and private sector. He currently advises several local authorities on real estate development including via joint venture development companies; Homes England on secured funding for housing development and infrastructure and Registered Providers of Social Housing on property management and development of retirement and extra care facilities.
In their words
"Understanding both the commercial drivers of the private sector and the governance constraints and political environment within which the public sector must work enables me to give realistic advice and propose solutions on terms that both sides will be comfortable with, to help drive forward transactions and overcome hurdles."