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Andrew J Wallis



Andrew is a Partner in the real estate team and specialises in development projects from site acquisition through to exit strategies, in particular joint ventures and forward funding agreements.

He has a broad experience of all types of commercial property transactions and has also driven a number of major investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals.

Andrew also has particular experience in high value, large scale student development portfolio acquisitions for offshore funds, providing advice and guidance on all legal aspects of acquisition and site assembly, investment and/or development finance and legal structures (usually tax driven and development layout specific). A great deal of Andrew’s work is therefore highly complex, development specific and largely bespoke.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising on the financing of the regeneration of Graham Park, Barnet (a circa 1500 unit housing community and associated infrastructure uses).
  • Acting for the investment purchaser of the mixed use development St. Katherine Docks Marina next to the Tower of London for over £150m.
  • Acting for the developer on the acquisition and redevelopment of Wards Brewery Sheffield into a mixed use residential, retail and business use development.
  • Acting for the developer in their 58 acre business park development at Parkway Markets Sheffield, accommodating 800,000 sq.ft of manufacturing and business space.
  • Advising the investment Fund of over £200m worth of Student mixed use development purchases across the UK including refurbishment and development advice and the on-going management of their £450m portfolio.
  • Advising the landowner and JV development partner on the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration project with Chesterfield Borough Council with a development value of over £350m.

Market view:

"I am absolutely delighted that these transactions have exchanged and particularly grateful to you for the especially hard work and technical expertise displayed at all times. This at times has had many challenges and 'curve balls' which were all dealt with by you and your team with unwavering professionalism and a 'can do' attitude." - Mark Sennett, Dartmoor Capital.

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