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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Portrait of James Mackay


James is an associate director in the real estate investors team in the London office. He has wide-ranging experience in real estate development and investment work in both the commercial and residential sectors, having acted for both family offices and landed estates, through to prominent investment institutions and developers.

James also has extensive experience of acting for the public sector, having previously spent a number of years working for and advising numerous social housing providers on a mix of project types, including outright development, s106 purchases, commercial lettings and disposals and dealing with energy centre infrastructure and leasing.

His main focus is on institutional investment work, together with commercial and residential development for private and public sector developers.

Recent work highlights

  • Leading on the management of a £500m+ investment portfolio, including acquisitions, disposals lease renewal and re-gears and all other day-to-day management matters
  • Leading on the development pre-let disposals of the commercial element of a large east London mixed use development scheme
  • Acting for a registered charity on the sale of 192 separate affordable housing units to a housing association
  • Acting for a social housing provider on the purchase of a high profile west London development site for the provision of a 450 mixed unit scheme with shared planning and s106 obligations.
  • Acting for a social housing provider on a joint venture scheme with the local authority for the regeneration of numerous sites in east London, including joint venture agreement, development agreement and development management agreement, including several initial land purchases.

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