rob_thompson
Chambers Leading Individual 2014

Rob is the head of the Real Estate team in London and specialises in investment and development ‎work, complex corporate real estate and real estate finance transactions both in the UK and abroad.

He advises banks, private equity funds, listed and non listed property companies and large corporates operating  in the office, hotels, logistics and retail sectors.

Recent highlights:

  • Wells Fargo and a major US Private Equity Fund: advised in their partnership to acquire the Eurohypo commercial real estate loan book for over £4billion, one of the largest European commercial real estate debt transactions ever.
  • British Land: advised the British Land/Blackstone joint venture ‎in connection with the development and pre-let of UBS's new 700,000 office HQ in Broadgate.
  • Caudwell Properties: advising John Caudwell's property arm on the purchase for over £100m and re-development of Audley Square.
  • Tishman Speyer: advised on the sale of the CAA HQ building in Kingsway for £109m to Almacantar.
  • Mercer Real Estate Partners/Private Overseas Investor: advised on the purchase, re-development and sale of Harman House, Uxbridge to Pramerica  for around £50m.
  • Honda: advised on a new office Headquarters located ‎in Bracknell.

Market view:

"The team is well led and structured, and is responsive to all our needs and sensitivities." - Chambers & Partners, 2014.

One client commented: "It is fantastic working with him. He goes well outside just the legal perspective and comes up with ideas and strategies. He feels like part of our team." - Chambers & Partners, 2014.

"Rob Thompson is recommended." - Legal 500, 2013.