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James McNeilly, Partner at Penningtons Manches


James is a partner in the real estate division and is based in the London office. He has experience across the real estate spectrum, specialising in the acquisition and disposal of investment properties (including portfolios), development project work (including forward funding), and the property aspects of secured lending. He also deals with fund and asset management work.

James acts for a range of clients including institutional investors, real estate companies and funds, family offices, banks and tenant occupiers. He has a strong track record in the major real estate sectors along with sub-sectors including commercial ground rents, student housing, hotels and health and care.

He joined the firm as a trainee in 2005, qualified in 2007 and became a partner in 2015.

Recent work highlights

  • Completing the acquisition of a recently developed supermarket for an institutional investor for approximately £35 million.
  • Dealing with the property aspects of a £70 million development loan for student housing.
  • Acting for a private investor in the acquisition of a central London office block for £36 million.
  • Completing the sale of a large, mixed use investment property in Mayfair for over £150 million.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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