David Broome


  • LPC, Distinction, BPP Law School, London, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, The College of Law, London, 2009
  • MSci (Physics), University of Nottingham, 2008


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2013

David Broome


David is a senior associate in Ropes & Gray’s real estate investments & transactions group in London.

He advises investors and lenders on domestic and international real estate equity, debt and asset level transactions.

He has advised a variety of parties including real estate investment trusts, domestic and overseas investors, landlords, tenants and developers involving a range of properties including retail and shopping centres, office premises, care homes and warehouse and distribution centres.


  • Acting for a South African investor on the £107m acquisition and financing of an 80,000 sq ft Grade A office premises in the heart of the City of London.
  • Acting for a private alternative investment firm on its acquisition and financing of a data centre in the Netherlands
  • Acting for one of the largest US investment funds on the disposal of a shopping centre located in continental Europe to a multinational insurance firm
  • Acting for international investment company Saïd Holdings on its real estate investments and financings, including on the refinancing of 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, comprising 320,000 sq. ft. of office accommodation, the majority of which is let to J.P. Morgan and on its subsequent sale to a Chinese investor for £270 million
  • Acting for the leading listed global packaging business in the UK on a £300 million combined heat and power facility in Kent.  The completed facility will generate over 40 MW of sustainable electricity to power UK homes and businesses
  • Acting for TH Real Estate, a leading real estate investment firm, in providing finance for a portfolio of commercial properties in London. The properties are to be converted into co-working office spaces
  • Acting for a South African investor on the acquisitions and related financings of grade A office buildings in central London
  • Acting for Gaw Capital on its acquisition of the units in the Elizabeth Bridge Unit Trust, a JPUT owning various investment interests in 151 Buckingham Palace Road, for £256 million
  • Acting for a US REIT on its acquisition of Buckingham Properties Limited, a company owning various investment interests in 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London, for £200 million
  • Acting for one of the largest US investment funds on its refinancing of a portfolio of 80 UK car showrooms and its subsequent sale to W.P. Carey for £230 million
  • Acting for one of the world’s largest investment funds based in the US on a number of its real estate m

Notable transactions in which David has been involved prior to joining the firm include acting for:

  • The unit holders of a JPUT on the sale of a £411 million landmark property in Mayfair, London.
  • Funds managed by a real estate investment trust on the acquisitions of portfolios of 88, 32 and 17 industrial properties across England and Wales with values of £150 million, £56 million and £42 million respectively.
  • Real estate investment trusts on their acquisitions of UK distribution warehouses for a combined value of £62 million and in relation to investment in a fund owning various supermarket sites.
  • A business parks investor in the refinancing of its existing facility agreement in the aggregate amount of £350 million.
  • Various landlords in relation to landlord and tenant matters.


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