Occupier requirements across all asset classes are rapidly changing as technology supports different ways of working, businesses embrace agile or flexible working, there are increased volumes of online sales and attention to sustainability in the workplace becomes a stronger theme in the market.
Emerging technologies and the shift in behaviours as the Millennial generation grows in number in the marketplace are amongst the trends our clients are quoting as affecting the industry. We work closely with our clients to understand the market place and adapt our products to support the changing world of asset management.
Our specialist Real Estate Asset Management and Investment Funds team has advised on some of the largest and most high profile acquisitions and disposals in the last few years whilst continuing to deliver a proactive asset management product on retained investments for a variety of clients across all sectors. We act for institutional funds, investors, developers, major corporates and occupiers in both the public and private sector and we are ideally placed to deliver a timely, cost effective and tailored approach to the due diligence process on large acquisitions and disposals together with day to day lease management.
We support our national client base and offer a full range of services across retail, office and industrial premises, shopping centres, out of town retail parks, leisure and mixed use development buildings including:
We have invested in technology and products to support legal work required by this sector enabling a proactive, consistent and efficient service to our clients. We are well placed to support you as market needs change whilst managing your ongoing assets and taking advantages of opportunities as they present themselves.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants, with much uncharted territory ahead.
Recent reports suggest that hotel and leisure premises may need to be repurposed to support emergency and essential services in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we consider the implications on such businesses.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has required some lateral thinking and application of common sense to the approach to planning rules, such as temporary rights to changes of use for pubs and restaurants, relaxations in delivery times and changes to the Planning Inspectorate's approach to appeals. Advice has also been issued for local authorities in respect of decision-making where meetings cannot proceed in person.
DWF, the global legal business, has advised Custodian REIT plc on its latest £24.65 million property portfolio acquisition.
In this we take a short look at some of the nuances that lie within MMC.
At DWF we have been working with our clients for over 12 months to advice on the wider implications of blockchain across our global network. As well as our current clients we have also had the opportunity to present on blockchain to businesses in our key sectors of central & local government; energy & industrials; financial services; real estate; retail, food & hospitality; technology; and transport.