David advises clients in buying, selling, and financing commercial real estate, his clients range from major retail brands and private investment companies to banks and national charities.
Recommended by Legal 500 for both his general real estate and for his property finance expertise, clients describe David as being "outstanding and commercial" to deal with, "he's an invaluable part of our team." He qualified and worked in the City with a top 20 global firm before joining Trethowans.
Examples of how David has helped clients recently include:
£20m refinancing of part of a clients London based industrial and logistics portfolio to HSBC, purchase and financing of a warehouse in South London for £10m, sale of part of an East London industrial estate for £9m and the letting of a logistics unit at £1m annual rent to the Royal Mail;
Advising a large corporate tenant on a complex option/pre-emption agreement and then dealing with the cash purchase of the freehold for £15m under the contract from receivers for the landlord, who tried and failed to dodge the option/pre-emption as part of a £200m portfolio receivership sale;
Advising a European bank on the £23m refinancing of a sixth form college recently redeveloped by its private equity owners;
Advising a national charity on its retail and warehouse property portfolio based around the UK including acquisitions, disposals and lettings.
Away from the office...
David enjoys mountain biking, rugby and self defence. He is also a life long Southampton FC supporter.