Alex is a partner in our Newcastle Property Department.
In addition to landlord and tenant work, Alex has successfully advised clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions of industrial, retail, office and development property as well as in relation to investment portfolios. He has particular expertise in the industrial and office sectors.
Alex is also familiar with all leasehold management documentation including licences for alteration, deeds of variation of leases, licences to underlet and assign and rent deposit deeds.
Alex has acted for various commercial banks securing high value loans against property portfolios and both commercial and residential sectors and has a good understanding of banking security in relation to properties.
He has given extensive advice to both borrowers and lenders in this regard.
He regularly liaises with the Corporate Department and assists with the property element of high value company acquisitions and disposals and advises on the property provisions in share and asset purchase agreements.
Alex works closely with the insolvency team on the property aspects of insolvency deals and has acted for administrators and liquidators in the transfer of freehold and leasehold properties as well as advising buyers in the acquisition of property in insolvency matters.
Matters on which Alex has recently acted include:
- The acquisition and development of a £25 million warehousing and distribution site.
- The £350 million refinance of a local public utility.
- The acquisition of a large chemical plant for a European Buyer
- The lease to flagship London Headquarters for a major international company.