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Portrait of Alex Prew


Alex is a partner in the real estate team. He specialises in real estate acquisitions and disposals, leases and asset management, and development work. Alex also advises on borrower-side finance and has represented investors purchasing distressed assets from administrators.

He has experience in acting for housebuilders, developers and landowners in all aspects of development matters. Alex acts for a broad range of clients on land acquisition work to include options, forward sale agreements, land promotion agreements, conditional contracts, overage agreements and unconditional sales and purchases. 

Other clients of Alex include private and institutional investors, care providers and family offices. He is regularly engaged by corporate occupiers to advise on their office headquarter relocations.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a SME housebuilder on the acquisition of development sites through to volume sales.
  • Advising a registered care provider on the purchase of care homes, residential homes, and supported and assisted living accommodation.
  • Acting for private investors on the purchase of a £50 million business park portfolio across the UK.
  • Acting for a UK pension fund on the £60 million sale of a multi-let office building in Greater London.
  • Acting for a private family office on their investment acquisitions, disposals and lettings.
  • Advising a FTSE100 global pharmaceutical company on the acquisition of its corporate headquarters in Cambridge.

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