David Smith has advised clients for more than 25 years on complex real estate developments and investments. David heads the direct real estate team in London, and over the last decade he has advised on close to £15 billion of transactions in the student accommodation and build-to-rent sectors. David also has broad experience in most sectors, including office, retail, industrial, leisure, hospitality, and health care. He acts for a range of clients, including real estate companies, real estate funds, and high net worth investors, many based overseas.
David has advised numerous major developers, including Greystar and Henderson Park on the development of two of the world's tallest modular residential towers in Croydon and Get Living plc in relation to their redevelopment of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to create 1,000 apartments, a new London Underground Station, and new university campus.
- The College of Law, York (Law Society Finals with merit 1992); Bristol University (LL.B. 2 (i) 1991)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales