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Andy Bruce

Global Practice Head – Real Estate, London

"I have 25 years' experience advising on complex deals in the UK and Continental Europe. I am trusted by clients for my comprehensive knowledge of the real estate sector and my enthusiasm to offer judgment and guidance on their most complex deals."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Andy leads the firm’s Global Real Estate practice. He has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing, development, letting and disposal of all types of commercial real estate both in the UK and Continental Europe as well as being well versed in the structures typically used to own, develop and finance real estate. 

Work highlights

Listed as a Leading Individual for Real Estate in Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers, Andy has led on many major real estate transactions. Highlights include advising:

Development transactions:

  • Lendlease on its:
  • Joint venture with Starwood Capital to acquire the £3.5bn Silvertown Quays, London urban renewal project
  • £2bn+ on going regeneration of Elephant & Castle, London, comprising 300,000 sqm of new build and mixed-use development
  • Abu Dhabi Financial Group on several projects, including its landmark £370m acquisition and redevelopment of New Scotland Yard, London


Investment deals:

  • a consortium member on its investment in a €6.4 billion global portfolio of approximately 900 hotels
  • CBRE Global Investors’ Pan-European Core Fund on its investments across Europe
  • the owner of the Aldwych Quarter, London (comprising four buildings, including the former HQ of the BBC World Service) on multiple lettings, including the landmark letting of the site to King’s College London as a new campus HQ 

Professional experience

Andy is a trustee and member of the investment committee of Barts Charity, a leading healthcare charity. 

Education and qualifications

Andy studied law at Reading University, where he obtained a First.