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Published 07 Feb, 2017
Partner - Herrington Carmichael LLP
Partner in the Real Estate group.
Specialising in Investment and Development work (Residential & Commercial).
Herrington Carmichael LLP: Partner, July 2014 to date.
Lamb Brooks LLP: Partner & Head of Commercial Property Department, 2004 to 2014.
Clarks Legal LLP: Associate, 2001-04. Solicitor, 1999- 2001.
Owen White: Solicitor, 1997-99. Qualified, 1997. Trainee, 1995-97.
International Referral Network.
Legal Practice Course: The College of Law (Guildford) 1994-95.
Law LLB (Hons) Degree: U.C.E. (Birmingham) 1991-94.
Property - Commercial Property; Property - Residential; Finance - Property.
Clients include: £100m+ Commercial Property Investment Portfolio Company, PLCs, SMEs, Partnerships, Landowners, Retailers, High Street Banks, High Net Worth individuals and specialist Banks, Corporate Occupiers, Institutional and Private Investors, Residential & Commercial Development Companies, Hotels and Colleges.
Mark has over 18 years of experience working in the property market and acts for clients with substantial Property Portfolios as well as for Occupiers, Developers and Funders.
Mark is highly regarded for the transactional work he has undertaken, with experience of projects including:-
Collaboration/Development Agreement: Acting for Landowner contracting with a leading Developer for delivery of several hundred new Homes with related Infrastructure and Commercial Units across a many year/multi-phased development programme.
Acquisition of a Hotel for a Hotel Group (expanding into another region).
Acting for a well respected and established Retailer/Merchant expanding its property holding to meet growth in its business ventures. Including contracting on a purpose built Storage depot in London and taking additional Occupational Leased premises in the Provinces.
U.K. Headquarters relocation for a Telecoms business operator.
Disposal of part of a Commercial Site (acting for an International Company selling to a Supermarket operator) for redevelopment as a major Distribution Depot, with Building Works provisions and Separation Works obligations.
Sale of a Town Centre Building let as a Mixed Use Scheme Investment (Retail / Apartment Hotel) to a Student Accommodation provider (retaining a Retail Unit investment) subject to Planning and with Overage arrangements.
Disposal of a large Landed Estate.
Advising a Clearing Bank on £multi-million loan facilities to an Agricultural (Soft Fruit) operator and to a Care Homes provider.
All aspects of Business Leases, Landlord & Tenant transactional and management work, acting for both Landlords and Tenants. Re-gearing and Renewals of Leases.
Building Agreements, Reviews of related non-contentious Construction Documentation (including Security (Bonds), Professional Team Appointments and Warranties).
Purchases, Sales and general Portfolio advice and support to Property Managers & Surveyors.
Advising on Joint Ventures (with a Property Component).
Secured Lending (for several Banks).
Strategic Land Purchase and Site Assembly acquisitions for Developers. Including Options (Put & Call), Auctions and Tenders, Conditional Contracts, Pre-Emption Rights, Planning Promotion Agreements, Collaboration Agreements, Landowner Agreements.
Preparation and Drafting of all documentation for use on Plot Sale disposals, including Master Contract and Master Transfers/Leases and comprehensive Legal Pack suite of documents to be used on the sale of new Houses, Town-Houses and Apartments to be constructed on new Estates. Overseeing the New Homes disposals team.
Infrastructure Agreements (s38, s278, s104) and complex Statutory Agreements (s106).
Corporate Support transactional work, for Asset and Share Sale transactions, Hive-Ups and Group Restructuring exercises.
Property Audits and Due Diligence.
Disposals of Portfolios of Properties (52 x Units mixed property, 20 x Unit and 14 x Unit Commercial Estates let to occupational Tenants).
Sale and Leaseback schemes.
Property Pension Scheme, investments and transfers.
“A trusted Project Manager, delivering the Deal on Schedule and on Cost time and time again.”
“A Strong all-rounder whose advice goes beyond being merely legal services.”
“Well respected for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ for his Clients.”
“A Pleasure to Work with, injecting a Good Sense of Humour to the task. A First-Class Property Lawyer.”
“Pragmatic and Practical. Dependable, Approachable and extremely Efficient.”
“Motivated, Committed, Enthusiastic and Adds Value.”
Hobbies and Interests:
Football, Running, Theatre, Music and Reading.
Herrington Carmichael LLP is a leading commercial law firm based in the United Kingdom; its clients ranging from individuals to international businesses; offering advice on corporate and banking services, property and real estate matters, tax and estate planning, employment law and dispute resolution / litigation.
Herrington Carmichael LLP aims to establish and build long-term relationships with its clients, taking the time to understand their business, long-term objectives and concerns.
With experience of working with clients looking to invest or expand into the United Kingdom, the firm offers high-quality and commercially astute advice to both private individuals and businesses alike.
The Corporate and Commercial Team is highly experienced, working with clients across a range of industry sectors. Expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, corporate structuring, commercial contracts and Intellectual Property. The team also offers a range of due diligence and legal audit solutions.
The Real Estate Team is the largest in the local area and regularly deals with matters including property development and plot sales for both regional and local house builders. Services for land owners include advice in connection with the sales and purchase of investment property and land for development, option agreements, overage arrangements and security documentation. Landlord and tenant services are also provided with the team regularly advising on the grant, renewal and assignment of leases.
With its offices situated in the South-East of England (within 30 minutes of London Heathrow Airport), Herrington Carmichael LLP is well positioned to assist clients based both in the United Kingdom and internationally.