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Real Estate

Real estate has never been more global or more complex than it is today. We understand that it is a critical part of your business, regardless of where in the world you operate. At Hogan Lovells, we can advise you on your real estate investments and developments, how to finance them, and places to work and live.

With more than 400 lawyers advising real estate industry clients across four continents, we can help you across the entire property lifecycle ― wherever you are in the world. We have helped clients like you navigate and redefine the most complex and high-profile real estate deals.

Whether you are an investor, developer, financier, or an occupier of property, we have built a practice based on a deep understanding of real estate assets. And we have a passion for property — the world's largest asset class. 

We combine our industry knowledge with a practical and collaborative approach to problem solving. Our client relationships are strong because they are built on mutual respect. We talk the language of real estate. We will tell you the way we see it and work with you to get the deal done. 

Everything from fund raising to joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, development, financing, restructuring, and disputes. We have experience in working with virtually every aspect and type of real estate project. Whether you are looking at offices, retail, industrial / logistics, hotels, residential, or any other type of building, we can help.

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Keeping IT Real Estate

A look at the key issues in today's rapidly evolving real estate market.

Representative experience

General Electric on the sale of its US$23bn global real estate equity and debt portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, the largest real estate deal since 2007.

M&G Real Estate on its global real estate portfolio, including the £318m purchase of two office buildings at Spinningfields, Manchester, the UK's largest ever regional office acquisition.

LFF on the structuring and acquisition of a hotel portfolio across Europe.

Portigon AG on the sale of a portfolio of four office buildings in Düsseldorf, including the former WEST LB Headquarters and Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Ivanhoe Cambridge on various major U.S. investment transactions and the sale of its European hotel portfolio.

Argent/Related Companies joint venture on a major £4bn mixed-use redevelopment project in Brent Cross, London.

M&G Real Estate on the acquisition of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange and its prelet to Ashurst LLP of circa 300,000 sq ft.

Prologis on the acquisition of a logistics portfolio in Germany from Schroders.

Pramerica Real Estate Investors on all legal aspects relating to the acquisition of two real estate portfolios totalling €265m.

Hermes REIM on the acquisition of 43 Metro Stores located in France, through the acquisition of an OPCI (a French REIT).

Invesco Real Estate on the €226m acquisition of the Plac Unii mixed-use complex located in Warsaw, one of the biggest investment deals in Poland in 2014.

M&G Real Estate on the acquisition of an emblematic building in Madrid city centre for €175m, its first real estate investment in Spain.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on the acquisition of the landmark Stary Browar retail space and art gallery in Poznań, Poland, for €290m.

A company vehicle of the Qatari ruling family on the acquisition of The St Regis Grand Hotel in Rome and Four Seasons hotel in Florence.

GTIS Partners and its Brazilian subsidiary in the acquisition and management of a new luxury hotel to be known as the Palácio Tangará, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The underwriters' counsel on the US$2.3bn IPO of Paramount Group, Inc, owner of premier office buildings in the U.S. The largest REIT IPO in history.

Value Retail on establishing a joint venture to develop the land use rights to create Suzhou Village, its first luxury brand outlet in China.

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan on their direct real estate investments in the UK and continental Europe.


Real Estate Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards


Band 1 for Real Estate Big-Ticket

Chambers UK


Top Tier Ranking for Real Estate Development

The Legal 500 UK


Top Tier Ranking for Hotels and Leisure

The Legal 500 UK


Top Tier Ranking for Property Litigation

The Legal 500 UK


Property and Construction Team of the Year

African Legal Awards


Top Tier Ranking for Real Estate Finance

The Legal 500 UK


Top Tier Ranking for REITS

Chambers USA


Real Estate Practice Group of the Year


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