Patrick Duffy



Patrick specialises in commercial property law and practice, particularly large-scale acquisitions, disposals, development, landlord and tenant matters, property management and investment matters. His clients range from owner occupiers to investment institutions in England and Ireland, where he has built up a strong client base.

Patrick is extensively experienced and qualified in all matters of commercial property law and practice.  In particular, he has tended to act on numerous multi-million pound portfolio acquisitions of shopping centres and/or office schemes. These often involve complicated tax and bank structuring and in some cases, off-shore expertise.

As part of these transactions he is involved in the joint venturing of funding and equity for the purchasing vehicle.

He has additionally been involved in many city and town centre regeneration and redevelopment schemes particularly those anchored by large supermarkets with mixed use elements. He takes the lead role in respect of site acquisition, structuring, funding, major anchor pre-lets and the ultimate exit from the scheme.

Forward purchase/sales, and forward funding agreements are areas that Patrick also has extensive acknowledge and experience in and additionally has been involved in the inception and initial seed property acquisitions for numerous property investment funds whether in limited partnership form or tax driven off-shore form.

Recent highlights:

  • Patrick has acted for CIT Group in the management and ultimate sale of the multi Shopping Centre Charterhouse portfolio.
  • Acted on the management of the Redefine Shopping Centre portfolio.
  • Acted on the inception of and property acquisitions for the Spectrum Alpha Property fund.
  • Acted on the disposal of the multi-million pound Modus Properties development portfolio for Ernst & Young.
  • Acted on the £71 million acquisition by Resolution Fund of the Great Northern complex in Manchester.
  • Acted on the development and subsequent forward sale of a portfolio of out of town retail and mixed use schemes for Modus Investments to Threadneedle.
  • Acted on the acquisition and funding of a large multi-million pound residential investment portfolio for Amatex Limited.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 28/08/2015
    Football Stars To Bring Major Mixed Use Development To Manchester

    “It was a pleasure to act on both the real estate and corporate aspects of such an historic landmark transaction as this joint venture creating St Michael’s in what will be the most significant City Centre scheme in Manchester for many years to come.”

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  • 13/01/2015
    London Competition Drives Regional Commercial Property Investment

    In the past six or so months, we have received instructions on investment sales to investment funds which certainly since 2008 have rarely looked outside of London. "This has happened in the past of course, but this time the difference lies in the stock and the location which they are targeting. For instance, in Manchester, the Northern Quarter’s mixed use leisure and residential seems very popular with them, in addition to the usual suspects of new grade A offices. "This reflects what other investment clients of ours who are based in London have sought when moving East of the City into areas such as Shoreditch - essentially trying to steal a chase on the foreign buyers who might not have the key local knowledge to know where the next “golden nugget” is going to come from."

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