Real Estate

Structured Real Estate

We have extensive experience of providing structured real estate services to owners, funders, investors and asset managers, offering advice from a dedicated team of sector experts.

Our real estate lawyers can support you with:

  • Indirect acquisition and disposals using corporate wrappers (onshore and offshore)
  • Joint venture arrangements relating to co-ownership and management
  • Investment/asset management agreements

We also advise our clients on establishing onshore and offshore structures for the indirect ownership and funding of real estate assets in a tax efficient manner, using:

  • Special purpose vehicles
  • Unit trusts
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Limited partnerships

We can draw on the expertise of a team of experts across corporate, real estate, real estate finance, tax and regulatory. We’re dealmakers, facilitating introductions and opportunities for our clients.

If you’d like to find out more about how our team can provide structure real estate services, contact our lawyers today.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts are all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Property Lawyer Predicts Brexit Will Increase Dilapidation Claims

07 / 12 / 18 Read More

Businesses Urged To Speak To Suppliers Ahead Of Brexit

04 / 12 / 18 Read More

UK Manufacturing Recovers From Dip According To IHS Markit/CIPS

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Recent Work

Acquisition of hotels in Canada

Investors advised by Beaumont Partners Limited in joint venture arrangements with a US student accommodation operator (through a Jersey LP structure) and the subsequent acquisition of hotels in Canada for repositioning as student accommodation (US$80m).

Luxembourg domiciled German real estate fund (€150m)

AEW Europe in its joint venture arrangements with a US PE House on the creation of Luxembourg domiciled German real estate fund (€150m).

Mercer Real Estate Partner

Mercer Real Estate Partners – advising on the acquisition of a prime London office building through a BVI corporate structure (including senior finance and subsequent reorganisation).


Chenavari – acting for funds advised by Chenavari Real Estate Managers on various joint ventures with asset manager partners to acquire UK shopping centres and office assets.


Ellandi – acting for Ellandi in its joint venture, co-investment and asset management arrangements with several partners (including Bridges Ventures and Lonestar funds).

Hayling Bay Capital

Advised Hayling Bay Capital (management vehicle) in its joint venture with AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (£500m+) to create a pan-European logistics development business.

Redefine International plc

Redefine International plc on its acquisition of the Gateway Hotel Dunstable and its subsequent disposal.

Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer on its disposal of CAA House and 1 Kemble Street (£109m).


We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"The level of communication between the team and client is very good, and this gives continuity of workflow."

Chambers & Partners, 2017


“Very high performing team with the qualities you would expect of one of the best teams in the property sector. Technically superb, dynamic and hungry. I cannot recommend the services of Irwin Mitchell highly enough.”

Development Director, Global Logistics Company

Leading Firm - The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

"incredibly strong and commercial practice places client care at the centre of everything it does" and the "proactive client-focused and commercial" team has "sound knowledge of the practice area"

Legal 500, 2016

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016 5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 The Times Best Law Firms 2019