Property Portfolio Management

Managing commercial property portfolios – whatever their size or profile, is a complex business. Portfolio owners need absolute confidence that their holdings are being effectively and accurately managed – not least to ensure that there are opportunities for portfolio growth and development.

Property portfolio ownership brings challenges. Legislation and regulation is constantly changing, particularly in relation to environmental matters; the risks and rewards of both occupation and investment are constantly in flux as market sectors develop. And in addition to these traditional risks, portfolio owners now have to cope with the “new normal” of Covid-19 and similar global events. In March 2020, few portfolio owners – be they investors or occupiers, would have contemplated that occupational tenants would be protected from the implications of non-payment of rent for the next 2 years!

Our experienced team can help you manage these risks and support your strategic initiatives with its strong commercial awareness and market knowledge.

We advise both public and private sector organisations, from clients undertaking their first cautious acquisitions to experienced investors or occupiers who own major multi-national portfolios. We have particular expertise in helping clients manage large portfolios of offices and retail units and have worked for many major occupiers:

  • Boots group of companies
  • Tesco UK
  • Eurocell group of companies
  • Lidl
  • Pendragon Motor Group
  • BioCity group of companies
  • Office Depot group of companies
  • Principality Building Society
  • Arcadis

Specifically, we can support you with:

  • advice on regulatory matters impacting occupiers and/or investors
  • negotiating new leases
  • lease regears and lease renewals
  • exercising lease break rights
  • lease surrenders and other disposals of portfolio stock
  • handling consent applications (to assign, sublet, alter or change the use of the premises)
  • dilapidations issues
  • recovery of arrears of rent and service charges
  • service charge disputes
  • advice relating to distressed or insolvent tenants.
  • finance and funding

Our multi-disciplinary team understand the short timeframes that clients face and have a specialist team of property litigators to manage all aspects of property litigation. We understand the importance of an early proactive approach and will work with you to find commercially sensible and practical solutions. We recognise that a pragmatic approach can often negate the need for expensive litigation.

We will work with you to truly understand your needs and goals and guide you to find the best solutions in support of your commercial strategy, adding value through our commercially focussed advice.

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What clients say

"Geldards is a really good firm with excellent knowledge of the real estate field."

Real Estate, East Midlands, Chambers & Partners 2021

"The team has excellent knowledge and the ability to work well with clients."

Real Estate, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

"Your support in managing the multiple stakeholders, their demands and expectations as well as fielding all the challenges and enquiries from multiple buyers' lawyers has been critical to ensuring that the deal reached completion. "

Chief Executive, BioCity UK 2021

"I can genuinely say that in 40 years yours has been the most can-do and helpful team I have worked with. "

Estates Manager, Major UK Retailer

"Really good firm, with excellent knowledge of the industry."

Commercial Property, Nottingham & Derby, Legal 500 2021

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