RichardAdams

Counsel

London + 44.20.7039.5311

Richard Adams practices planning law and has more than 15 years of experience representing clients on a range of planning and planning enforcement matters. He has extensive experience with planning agreements, including affordable housing obligations, and assessing planning situations for proposed purchases by clients. Richard also advises on highways law, including the stopping-up of highways in development scenarios.

Richard represents clients such as British Land, Greystar, and LondonMetric. He recently advised Greystar in successfully procuring planning permission for 1,965 new homes to regenerate the site of the former Glaxo factory in Greenford, London. He also advised Greystar as to their proposed residential towers at Essex House, Croydon.

Richard advises British Land on a range of retail properties, having assisted them in securing over 22,000 square meters of retail floor space at Whiteley in Hampshire. He is currently advising British Land on their proposed Drakes Circus Leisure development in Plymouth city center.

Between 2004 and 2006, Richard was involved in advising West Midlands International Airport Limited regarding planning issues at Coventry Airport, in particular the proposed development of a passenger terminal for two million passengers annually, which was the subject of two major public inquiries, including the longest planning enforcement appeal in history.

Richard also acted for Highcross in securing permission for a major mixed-use scheme of approximately 100,000 square meters at Lakeside Business Park, Portsmouth, comprising (among other elements) significant office floor space, an aparthotel, and a private medical facility.

Experience

  • Pictet Alternative Advisers to acquire three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers, S.A. in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • Henley Investments acquires Regent Retail Park in Salford, EnglandJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in its £16 million acquisition of Regent Retail Park, a 116,000 sq. ft. retail park in Salford, England.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • Blackstone Group provides £120 million for refinancing of One Embassy Gardens office scheme in Nine ElmsJones Day represented The Blackstone Group in connection with the £120 million refinancing with Ballymore for its One Embassy Gardens office scheme in Nine Elms.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • Joint administrators of Angelic Interiors seek insolvency advice relating to Triangle Site assetsJones Day acted for the joint administrators of Angelic Interiors Limited (in administration) in relation to a number of applications made under the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Pinewood Group lets part of Pinewood Studios to Walt DisneyJones Day advised Pinewood Group Limited in respect of the letting of part of Pinewood Studios to Walt Disney for an undisclosed rent.
  • Greystar and Henderson Park obtain £385 million facility from Cain International for acquisition and development of residential project located in LondonJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and Henderson Park in connection with a £385 million facility from Cain International to support the acquisition and development of an 894-home build-to-rent (BTR) residential project located in Nine Elms, London.
  • British Land exchanges on disposal of £429 million of Sainsbury's superstoresJones Day advised The British Land Company PLC ("BL") on the disposal of 12 superstores held by a joint venture between BL and J Sainsbury PLC to Realty Income Corporation, an entity listed on the NYSE, for aggregate consideration of £429 million (representing a net initial yield of 5.0%).
  • Independent financial services firm sells One Poultry in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in its sale of a special purpose vehicle which owns One Poultry, London.
  • Greystar sells Building 3 Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, London to Telford Homes for £28.4 million ($36.4 million)Jones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its £28.4 million ($36.4 million) sale of Building 3 Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, London to Telford Homes Plc.
  • Greystar recapitalizes Chapter student accommodation portfolio in Central LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in a recapitalization of its and PSP’s Chapter portfolio of student accommodation properties, one of the largest in Central London, by consolidating the portfolio under a new joint venture in which Allianz acquired an interest.
  • Hansteen Holdings and associated group entities acquire 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companiesJones Day represented Hansteen Holdings Plc and group entities on its £53.7 million ($68.2 million) acquisition of 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companies.
  • DV4 and Oxford Properties form DOORJones Day advised DV4 Ltd (“DV4”), which is advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Ltd, on the sale of DV4's interests in Get Living, the UK’s leading privately backed residential company, to Delancey Oxford Residential (“DOOR”) a new co-investment platform with initial capital commitments of £600 million; the establishment of DOOR, which includes the joint venture between DV4 and Oxford Properties; and on real estate matters related to the London scheme, Elephant Central in Elephant and Castle which is part of the Get Living portfolio.
  • Cortland Partners forms JV to develop build-to-rent properties in UKJones Day advised Cortland Partners LLC in its formation of a joint venture with Orion Land & Leisure Limited, Colony Northstar, Inc, and Asia Capital Real Estate focusing on the development and letting of build-to-rent properties and the acquisition of land for such development, primarily located in Greater London and other selected markets in the United Kingdom.
  • Greystar acquires site to develop 200+ bed student housing property in Islington, London by way of joint ventureJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on the acquisition and development of a 200+ bed student housing property in Islington together with the formation of a joint venture by way of a Jersey unit trust to carry out such development.
  • Antirion SGR acquires 50 percent interest in Principal PlaceJones Day advised Antirion SGR S.p.A. in its acquisition of a 50 percent interest in Principal Place Commercial Limited, a Luxembourg resident SPV wholly owned by Brookfield Property Partners.
  • PW Real Estate Fund III completes £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for Pinewood GroupJones Day advised PW Real Estate Fund III, LP, which was advised by Aermont Capital LLP, in relation to the £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Pinewood Group plc, the AIM listed company which owns the Pinewood Studios business.
  • DV4 forms joint venture with APG Asset Management and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. to create £1.4 billion (US$2 billion) home rental business in London with 4,000 homesJones Day represented DV4 Limited, which is advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited, in connection with the formation of a £1.4 billion (US$2 billion) joint venture with APG Asset Management NV and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co., to create a home rental business in London, with properties in the former Olympic athletes' village and the Elephant & Castle district.
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