Mark Davies practices commercial real estate, real estate private equity, and planning law.
Mark has significant experience in corporate real estate (large-scale acquisitions, disposals, and financings, together with M&A work, including single-asset and portfolio transactions, developments, and forward fundings) and landlord and tenant work. His focus has been on logistics and retail but also extends to student housing and film studios.
Over the last several years, Mark has practiced primarily in the area of real estate private equity, principally involving investment funds and joint ventures. Acting for sponsors, investors, managers, and operating partners, Mark's early and ongoing experience with direct real estate deals lends a unique breadth of insight into the structure and intent of the indirect side. Mark's experience in the private equity arena is a mix of UK, overseas, and cross-border vehicles.
Mark has also developed a range of planning experience, including an abundance of work on complex s106 and s278 agreements, particularly involving retail and student housing developments.
The clients Mark has recently and regularly represents include: on direct real estate and planning: Oxenwood, British Land, LondonMetric, STERIS, Greystar, Delancey, MARK, and Aermont (supporting the growth of the iconic film and television Pinewood Studios) and on real estate private equity: CBRE, Pictet, Townsend, and Henley.
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2014); BPP Law School, Birmingham (Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction 2013); King's College London (B.A. in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics with first class honours 2012)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales