Structured Real Estate

Joint Ventures Involving Property & Property Funds

We have extensive experience of providing structured real estate services to owners, funders, investors and asset managers.

Our lawyers can help you establish a joint venture arrangement relating to co-ownership and management of real estate assets in a tax efficient manner, using:

  • Special purpose vehicles
  • Unit trusts
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Limited partnerships (onshore and offshore)

Our team also advises on investment/asset management agreements from both the owner and asset/investment manager perspectives.

We offer a seamless and integrated service, with a dedicated team of sector experts in corporate, real estate, real estate finance, tax and regulatory law. We take pride in our dealmaking approach to work, facilitating introductions and opportunities for our clients.

To find out more about how our lawyers can help establish a joint venture in involving property and property funds, contact us 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.

Recent Work

US Student Accommodation Operator

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

AEW Europe

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


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


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

Hayling Bay Capital

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


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


"They are very approachable and good with clients."

Chambers & Partners, 2016


“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

Legal 500

“A good firm to have on your side.”

Legal 500, 2015

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

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.

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.

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