Business Occupiers

 

BLM’s business occupiers team act for a large number of customers including national retailers and leisure operators including hotel chains and bar operators. The team provides an all-inclusive service, guiding clients through the process from start to finish. We provide advice on almost every size and type of corporate relocation, expansion or first time acquisition and are as comfortable advising on large scale office HQ deals or the roll out of a retail chain as we are on small space acquisitions.

We will always provide balanced commercial advice which reflects the latest market position and guide clients through even the most complex real estate deals in a straightforward and timely manner. BLM advised on the full range of transactions including the acquisition and disposal of offices, retail premises and licenced premises including restaurants and hotels.

Our clients range from small to large businesses including plc and private investor landlords, national retailers, individuals looking to relocate their business or acquire new units, not for profit organisations and charities.

Our recent experience of advising business occupiers includes:

  • We continue to act for one of the UK’s largest cocktail bar chain on all their property matters.
  • We act for a national owner of convenience stores in relation to the acquisition and disposal of over 50 stores in the last 3 years
  • The team advised a national retailer in the acquisition of over 30 new units across the UK in the last 3 years, including newly constructed shopping centres, re-gears of existing leases, reversionary leases, surrenders and re-fits.
  • The team has acted for numerous corporate occupiers in relation to the acquisition and disposal of lease including a north west based housing association on the acquisition, development and opening of its new office headquarters.

The Real Estate occupiers team operate from offices in the heart of the city of London and central Manchester. Our locations allow us to serve our clients on a national basis. Stephen Crook, Partner, leads the team advising retailers, while Peter Klim, Partner, leads the team that deals with hotels and licenced premises including bars and restaurants.

Who to contact


Peter Klim

Peter Klim

Partner,
London



Stephen Crook

Stephen Crook

Partner,
Manchester




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Business Occupiers Team

Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander

Partner,
Manchester


Stephen Crook

Stephen Crook

Partner,
Manchester


Emma Edwards

Emma Edwards

Senior Associate Solicitor,
Manchester


Peter Klim

Peter Klim

Partner,
London


Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight

Partner,
Manchester


Stephen Lintott

Stephen Lintott

Partner,
Manchester


Ajda Watson

Ajda Watson

Property Executive,
London


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Peter Klim

Peter Klim

Partner,
London


Stephen Crook

Stephen Crook

Partner,
Manchester