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James Trundle

T: +44 20 7809 2247 M: +44 7788 108 446 Email James | vCard Office: London

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Commercial property: Development

Commercial property: Development

Commercial property: Development and commercial property investment

Commercial property: Development and commercial property investment

James Trundle Partner

Contact details

James Trundle

James Trundle
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2247 M: +44 7788 108 446 Email James | vCard Office: London

A real estate lawyer with a particular focus on investment, disposal, development and asset management. James acts for a spectrum of clients ranging from private property companies to opportunistic funds and high net worth individuals. Clients value his commercial approach and his ability to project manage large and involved transactions.
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James has a broad experience of investment experience ranging from individual lots to large portfolios of various values. He has gained this experience from acting for a wide spectrum of clients with differing demands. He advises individuals, companies and funds.  James regularly acts for developers on both pre-lets and joint venture arrangements. He has particular experience in acting for developers on substantial and complex development agreements and head leases. James has a team of fee earners that assist him with his asset management role. He takes an active and involved role in project managing each instruction to ensure a first class service.

His clients include Orion Capital, Sovereign Land, Stobart Group and O&H Properties as well as a number of high-net-worth individuals investing in UK property assets.

  • Real estate development and investment
Acting for a private property company wishing to redevelop a prime site in Central London for a mixed use scheme of retail, offices and residential totalling approximately 150,000 square feet. The development involves complete demolition and rebuild and requires a development agreement with overage arrangements plus new head leases from the freeholder.

Managing a shopping centre of c 1,000,000 square feet and dealing with all asset management transactions. James has a team of 5 fee earners that assist with the instruction and project manages each instruction to ensure the highest quality service.  

Acting for an opportunistic fund on the construction of new retail and leisure complexes at an existing shopping centre. The instruction involves numerous pre-lets plus building contract and appointments of the professional team.

Acting for a private property company on its acquisition of retail premises on Oxford Street worth c. £50million and mixed use premises near Piccadilly Circus worth c.£80million. Each acquisition involved finance which was dealt with by his finance team.

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Advising investors and developers on all aspects of their portfolio including asset management.

Acting for a private property company wishing to redevelop a prime site in Central London for a mixed use scheme of retail, offices and residential totalling approximately 150,000 square feet. The development involves complete demolition and rebuild and requires a development agreement with overage arrangements plus new head leases from the freeholder.

Managing a shopping centre of c 1,000,000 square feet and dealing with all asset management transactions. James has a team of 5 fee earners that assist with the instruction and project manages each instruction to ensure the highest quality service.  

Acting for an opportunistic fund on the construction of new retail and leisure complexes at an existing shopping centre. The instruction involves numerous pre-lets plus building contract and appointments of the professional team.

Acting for a private property company on its acquisition of retail premises on Oxford Street worth c. £50million and mixed use premises near Piccadilly Circus worth c.£80million. Each acquisition involved finance which was dealt with by his finance team.
 
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Awards

Commercial property: Development

Commercial property: Development

Commercial property: Development and commercial property investment

Commercial property: Development and commercial property investment

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