David is a private equity real estate partner in the London office. He has a broad practice advising investors on UK and European PERE deals across the risk spectrum for real estate funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices and operating partners. David advises on structuring and executing both distressed and non-distressed transactions including joint ventures, direct and indirect acquisitions/disposals and financings, restructurings, real estate M&A, minority and majority investments and co-investments, sale and leasebacks, development projects and development financings.
He has experience across all types of real estate assets and businesses including logistics and industrial assets, data centres, hospitality and hotels, health care/life sciences, residential (PRS/BTR and build to sell), student accommodation, offices and retail. David has developed a particular specialism in buying, selling, financing, developing and leasing data centres.
David is recognised in The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual and by IFLR1000 as a Notable Practitioner.
Clients have described David and the team in The Legal 500 as ‘dynamic and commercial’, ‘hands-on’, ‘feeling more like a part of the partnership than an external advisory law firm’ and ‘their attention to detail, responsiveness, commercial acumen and ability to find sensible compromises in negotiations are first rate.’