With more than 17 years of experience in real estate/real estate private equity law, Alistair Grant is a recognized leader in relation to investment funds. His main areas of focus include UK and European real estate transactions, real estate finance, and the establishment and management of, and investment in, UK, overseas, and cross-border real estate funds, joint ventures, and other investment vehicles.
Before moving into the real estate private equity arena, Alistair originally qualified as a real estate lawyer. This gives him a distinctive edge in being able to help clients navigate through the different requirements and issues of real estate and real estate-related corporate transactions in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Alistair has worked on a number of high-value, high-profile, and complex UK and cross-border real estate funds, joint ventures, acquisitions, and disposals for clients such as Antirion, CBRE Global Investors/Global Investment Partners, Henley Investment Management Limited, LaSalle Investment Management, Meyer Bergman, OCBC, and Townsend Group, amongst others. Over the last few years, he has worked on real estate transactions in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain involving corporate structures in multiple jurisdictions.
Alistair is regularly recommended as leader in the field of real estate investment funds by Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000.
He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
- De Montfort University (Diploma in Legal Studies with distinction 1998); University of Birmingham (LL.B. 1997)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Legal 500 UK — 2017: described as a "corporate specialist"; recognized for work with a number of foreign investors including advising CBRE European Co-Investment Fund on a significant transaction
Chambers UK — 2017: "very affable and calm under pressure"; 2016: "good business partner to have on board" when dealing with cross-border real estate funds; “easy to deal with and very straightforward”