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Peter Birkett

Peter Birkett:

Senior Associate

Peter is in the firm’s Real Estate Development team and has experience on a wide range of residential, commercial, retail and infrastructure projects. Peter covers all aspects of site acquisition, development, funding and disposal.

Major clients include national retail chains, large scale developers, public sector regeneration agencies and major infrastructure providers.

Current work focuses on complex development sites for both landowners and developers advising on strategic documentation as well as transactional processes.

Peter is also a member of the specialist team focussing on distressed property situations involving receivers, administrators and liquidators, generally acting for the insolvency practitioners.

Recent work

  • the acquisition of a major office block from administrators for short term letting and management and longer term redevelopment
  • development of educational infrastructure within planning obligation requirements
  • developing innovative property structures for sales of new build developments to investors with long term operational management and letting but without triggering collective investment scheme obligations
  • negotiation of a large scale strategic land option for long term development proposals

Random fact

Peter was once a member of an American football team based in north London and played the Australian national team – and what’s more, his team won. Not quite the ashes but it is always good to beat Australia.