Stephen has worked for over 20 years in the London property market specialising in investment and complex development work for a variety of private and institutional clients including Prudential Plc/M&G, the BBC, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund, Coal Pension Properties Limited and Lloyds Banking Group as well as acting for a number of large family offices, private investment companies and a variety of high net worth investors.
Stephen worked previously at the City offices of global law firm, Hogan Lovells International LLP, working on a variety of large investment transactions and development projects and at the City Office of national law firm, TLT LLP, where he was a partner handling major development and regeneration projects as well as investment transactions.
Stephen has acted in connection with the acquisition and disposal of all investment asset classes with particular focus on offices, retail and leisure.
Since joining us in 2015, Stephen has transacted in excess of £300million in investment deals and has acted on a number of significant development and regeneration projects with an aggregate gross development value of over £1billion.
Examples of Stephen’s work include:
- the acquisition for a private property company of a central London office and retail portfolio for ca. £130milion;
- the acquisition by a FTSE listed housebuilder of a development site in London for an anticipated residential scheme of ca. 2,000 units;
- the development of a major new tech-hub and R&D facility on a ca. 700 acre site;
- the development of a new national broadcasting house for BBC Wales comprising ca. 150,000 sq ft of offices and broadcasting facilities at Central Square, Cardiff; and
- the redevelopment of Marlborough Primary School in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which was combined with the disposal of council owned land to an end-use residential developer with a combined value of ca. £200million.
At home, Stephen enjoys skiing and playing tennis and, being too old and creaky to play either, watching rugby and cricket although he does manage to get up and coach London Scottish U10s mini-rugby on Sunday mornings.