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          Real Estate

          Everything we do within our Real Estate team is grounded in technical excellence and an understanding of your commercial objectives.

          We have a proven track record for providing decisive, sustainable solutions and for advising at a strategic level throughout the real estate life cycle, rather than simply fighting fires.

          "They have the quality, sector knowledge and the ability to be a member of our team."
          – Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest

          Whether working with investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations or banks, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, we provide locally relevant, cross-border expertise.

          We work across the whole spectrum of Real Estate services, from commercial occupier matters in the retail, leisure, hospitality, manufacturing, telecoms, education, local government, corporate private and public sectors, through to supporting property development projects, finance, planning and investment. We provide leading advice on construction disputes and other real estate litigation.

          We facilitate affordable and social housing development and land regeneration. And, through all this, we work hard to reduce risk and help you make smarter decisions.

          The future of Britain's high streets and town centres

          DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.

          Click here to find out more and download our key findings >

          future of British high street report cover

          Meet our team

          Toby Askin

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate Group

          Melanie Williams

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate Sector // Head of Hospitality Group

          David Frankland

          • Partner // Head of Commercial Occupiers Group

          Jean Francois Mercadier

          • Partner // Managing Partner (France)

          Irene Schmid LLM (Cambridge)

          • Partner // Civil Law Notary

          Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

          Jas Khela

          • Associate
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.