Simon is a Partner in the Real Estate team.

Experienced in providing advice on residential and industrial developments, commercial leases and property finance. Simon works for landowners, promoters, developers, housebuilders and occupiers, he has in-depth knowledge of the property market in the North of England and brings a strategic approach to getting a deal across the line at the best value.

In addition, Simon advises on site assembly, acquisition and set up, while providing solutions to issues relating to title or easements and negotiating rights of access or overage agreements. Projects include major residential developments, business parks, retail and mixed commercial developments. He also advises commercial landlords and tenants on lease negotiations and renewals, and is experienced in the licensed trade where he acts for owners of bars, restaurants, hotels and breweries.

Working with banks, secondary lenders and borrowers on property finance, ensuring funds are released as quickly as possible, any title issues have been addressed, and each party is comfortable with the terms.

Recent examples of how Simon has helped clients include:

  • acquiring the site and subsequent plot sales for various residential schemes in North Yorkshire, the latest having a gross development value of £35 million;
  • selling a multi-let industrial development in Bradford for around £7 million;
  • acquiring, in the space of four weeks, a mixed commercial and residential property portfolio valued at £24 million which consisted of over 50 properties subject to leases; and
  • refinancing a 400 unit property portfolio valued at £65 million, completed within six weeks.