Bob is a Partner in the Asset Management team.

He advises on strategies for the effective and efficient management of commercial properties, the acquisition and disposal of commercial buildings, the purchase of commercial land, the assembly of development sites and on commercial landlord and tenant matters, including the grant and renewal of leases, lease re-gears as well as sale and lease back arrangements.

His clients include retailers, warehousing and distribution operators, private landlords and a consortium of councils.  He also works for a large number of registered social housing providers, including Jigsaw Homes Group, Salix Homes and Onward Homes Limited.

Recent examples of how Bob has supported clients include:

  • negotiating the re-gearing of a commercial lease for a registered social housing provider to secure an extended period of rent free occupation worth £250,000 and a significant reduction in their ongoing repair obligations;
  • identifying the value locked up in an unused commercial lease break for a distribution site operator and unlocking that value by selling the option back to the distributor’s landlord for £400,000; and
  • drafting bespoke commercial leases for a registered provider of social housing to increase their rental stream, reduce ongoing legal spend and improve their risk management controls.