David is a Senior Associate in the Asset Management team.
While he undertakes a wide range of commercial real estate work, he has a particular focus on property management and landlord & tenant matters, such as the grant, renewal, re-gearing, assignment, underletting and surrender of leasehold interests, as well as licences, variations and pre-emptions. He also has experience of freehold acquisitions and disposals, real estate finance matters and corporate support (property due-diligence) work.
His clients include owners, investors and property funds, such as First Property Group, providing support with portfolios comprising shopping centres, office buildings, and retail and business parks. In addition, he supports a number of clients in the retail and leisure sector, for example a well-known Danish variety store chain, and the betting and gaming industries, such as Paddy Power and a rapidly-expanding operator of adult gaming centres.
Examples of how David has recently supported clients include:
- acting for two Catapult centres on various new leases of laboratories, testing facilities and R&D hubs;
- carrying out retail and property management work for two high-profile national charities;
- managing the real estate portfolio of one of the busiest regional ‘general aviation’ airports in the UK; and
- working as part of a team on delivering a national roll-out of new adult gaming centres.