Property Development - Commercial

Managing the complex regulatory and legal framework surrounding a commercial development project can be a minefield, costing you time and money.

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Our commercial property development experts provide clear direction across a range of areas including site assembly (including strategic advice on compulsory purchase and appropriation), negotiation of conditional agreements, options, pre-emptions and planning promotion agreements, negotiation of development and funding agreements, negotiation of building/ground lease and estate covenants, property vehicles such as LLP, REITs and LPs, joint venture arrangements, negotiation of overage/profit share arrangements, tax efficiencies and procurement. 

Taking an innovative, sustainable approach to each project, our legal specialists use their deep-rooted knowledge and commercial understanding of your needs to provide solutions that minimise risk. 

We present decisive, exemplary, strategically relevant plans. As a result we have worked on some of the UK’s largest strategic development and regeneration projects, demonstrating a commitment to industry leading service provision.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"Incredible expertise in which we have confidence, real alacrity in response to constant change, and a great, personal service."

"A powerful, multi-disciplinary team who are very commercially aware."

"They're very proactive, very client-driven with an understanding of client pressures, and they're holistic in their advice." 

"They show attention to detail and are very supportive in their willingness to understand what our business model is and how they can actually work with us."

"An exemplary level of service, with immediate responses from senior people at any time of the day."

"Very commercially savvy, can-do attitude and keen to get deals over the line."


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Andrew Flounders

Partner - Head of Real Estate (Leeds)

A Partner at DWF, I am Head of the Leeds Real Estate Team as well as National Head of the firm’s Property Development Product Group.

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