Edinburgh 0131 247 1000
Glasgow 0141 274 1100
Welcome to clarity

General real estate

Our Commercial Real Estate team is top ranked by independent directory Legal 500 with an expertise spanning every specialism required.

We act for private and public sector clients including developers, investors, occupiers, funders, landowners, holders of large property portfolios, contractors and professional consultants.  We have thirteen partners and over fifty staff in our core commercial real estate team, with an additional ten partners and further staff in our dedicated support teams.  The core team has experts covering the full breadth of services required by the sector, and they have been involved in some of Scotland’s biggest property deals in recent years.

The support teams comprise experts in construction, planning, environmental, banking, corporate, property litigation, social housing and renewables.

Our range of expertise covers:

  • Acquisition of SIPP/SAAS portfolios
  • All aspects of rural and agricultural law
  • All construction documentation, both standard form and bespoke
  • Construction
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Corporate and join venture advice
  • Corporate contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Deeds of condition
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Highways agreements
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Lease and management matters
  • Leasing funding and forward funding
  • Legal due dilligence
  • Licensing
  • Litigation support
  • On-going asset management
  • Option agreements
  • Planning
  • Planning agreements
  • Planning and construction
  • Property
  • Property finance
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Section 75 agreements and all related planning documentation
  • Site acquisitions and sales (including overage and clawback agreements)
  • Site assembly
  • Strategic land acquisitions and sales
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Tax

For more on our services, read our brochure below:

Clear benefits

In recent years the Scottish commercial real estate market has seen many changes. Deals are structured differently and access to funding has changed. Our clients expect us to understand their markets and to offer pragmatic, commercial advice and guidance. We’re also expected to deliver this within tight timeframes and within pre-agreed, fixed fee structures.

We’re specialists with genuine expert knowledge, here to offer valuable advice. Since 2005 we’ve grown to become one of Scotland's leading players, recognised by independent Legal directory Legal 500, who rank us in their top tier for commercial real estate in Scotland.

Our advice is clear and easy to follow. We offer transparent billing, agreeing a fixed fee with our clients, so that they can be reassured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay.