David is a partner in the firm's Commercial Real Estate division who acts for a variety of institutional investors, private property companies, developers and high street retailers.
He acts for a broad range of property investors and developers, from institutional funds to private property companies.
He has particular experience in trading and managing large, multi-let assets, having bought, managed and sold more than 30 shopping centres during his career, often against tight deadlines.
David is a straight to the point commercial adviser who works with his clients to find pragmatic solutions to legal issues. He is an experienced operator who understands the pressures that institutional fund managers work under and seeks to manage transactions and tailor advice to alleviate those pressures.
Commercial Real Estate expertise
David is dual qualified to practice in Scotland and England/Wales, which allows him to use this experience to offer strategic advice and to find practical, commercial solutions that promote his clients' business goals across the border. He can help clients to anticipate and navigate legal pitfalls, saving them time and allowing them to operate more effectively
"… efficient, knowledgeable and commercially astute"
"[David leads] with calmness and clarity, concentrating on the commercial outcomes and offering well thought out solutions"
"One of the best commercial lawyers we have encountered in Scotland"
David Stewart "provides great client service and sound advice," say clients. Another impressed client adds: "David has a great eye for detail and is our first choice for complex conveyancing matters."
Sources praise David Stewart as "hugely experienced" and say: "He has a commercial head on him rather than just a good legal brain." He has a growing reputation for his real estate practice, which encompasses major investment deals and development projects, particularly in the hotel and retail sectors.