Simon Butterworth has 20 years' experience dealing with significant commercial property projects, mostly related to development. He delivers practical, solution-driven advice in a concise, easily understood manner.

Simon provides a tailored real estate development service to clients often relating to complex projects. This extends to: 

  • site assembly and acquisition
  • development and promotion agreements  
  • overage arrangements and clawback agreements
  • options and conditional arrangements
  • joint ventures
  • financing
  • estate leasing schemes and their set up
  • pre-lets and associated leasing agreements.

This approach invariably starts before heads of terms are agreed and includes evaluating property particulars, structures, parties, aims and intentions. Simon also ensures he provides a succinct, high-level review of the project so a client is better able to negotiate and agree workable, practical, appropriately structured deals from the outset

Recent work
  • Acted for a developer purchasing a 650 acre brown field explosives research facility owned by BAE Systems. Responsible for managing and co-ordinating input from 33 solicitors on the purchase and subsequent preparation for the development comprising an initial 2 million sq. ft of warehousing, a power station, 500,000 sq. ft of office space, and other deliverables. 
  • Acted for the owner / developer purchasing and developing the Vintry and Mercer Hotel in Garlic Hill, City of London EC4V
  • Acted for multiple developers on various mixed residential / office / retail schemes including:
    •  A scheme of four high end residential blocks at Lancer Square, London W8 with a GDV at £210m
    • A PRS scheme in St James, London SW1 with a development value of £200m
    • A residential scheme at Bayswater Road, London W2 with a development vale at £70m
    • A residential scheme at Lucan Place (former Police Station), London SW3 at £71m
Did you know
Simon's interests include motorbiking, on and off road, and has the broken bones to prove it.


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