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Andrew is a partner in the real estate team in Birmingham. He advises property developers, owner occupiers, landlords, tenants and property investors on all aspects of non-contentious commercial property work.  

He specialises in commercial development and investment matters (including forward funding and joint ventures). Andrew has acted on a wide range of complex long-term mixed-use developments and redevelopments. He has particular experience in the industrial and logistics, research and development/high tech manufacturing, student accommodation and build to rent sectors.

Andrew joined the firm in July 2023. He is a member of the Investment Property Forum and is ranked as a leading individual for commercial property in the West Midlands by The Legal 500  which makes reference to his ‘diverse development expertise’.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the developer on the development of a micro-chip research and development and manufacturing facility in south Wales. The project value is circa £60 million, with an end value following fit out of circa £100 million.
  • Acting for the developer on a £50 million plus forward funding of a city centre build to rent development in a Midlands city centre, involving site assembly, highway closure and rights of light concerns.
  • Acting for the developer owner on the portfolio sale of recently developed bespoke student accommodation facilities to a UK investment fund.
  • Acting for the developer on a phased four-unit industrial and logistics scheme. This included all aspects from site acquisition and planning to pre-letting, forward funding and construction.

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