Lee Taylor

Lee is an experienced real estate partner who specialises in development, investment, funding, asset management and energy & infrastructure projects for his clients. He acts for developers, house builders, real estate investment funds, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, overseas investors, energy operators and public sector clients. Lee has delivered significant development, energy and asset management projects, and manages a team providing advice on associated public law, planning, construction, tax, finance and corporate issues.

Expertise:

  • Planning and infrastructure
  • Property development
  • Energy & infrastructure projects
  • Commercial leases
  • Property portfolio management
  • Secured lending
  • Corporate (asset and share acquisitions and disposals)

Experience:

Development Projects
  • Acted for a local authority on the £600m strategic land acquisition and development of an office block, a retail park, a PRS scheme, an events arena and a multi-storey car park.
  • Acted for a local authority on the structuring of a corporate joint venture and the strategic land acquisition and development to bring forward 32 mixed-used schemes to generate over £500m income for the client.
  • Acted for a local authority on the £130m development of a mixed-use scheme comprising 300 residential units, 12 commercial units and a front entrance to a railway station.
  • Acted for a development company on the structuring of a corporate joint venture and the strategic land acquisition and development of five brownfield sites for the construction of 400 residential units;
  • Acted for a development company on the strategic land acquisition and development of a brownfield site in central Birmingham for the construction of 1,000 residential units and 30 retail and leisure units.
  • Acted for a National Health Trust on the implementation of its estate rationalisation project for the £120m development of a main entrance retail arcade, a patient hotel and the regularisation of its leasehold asset management that generated £80m income for the client.
  • Acted for a development company on the acquisition of land and buildings in central Southampton for the development of student accommodation comprising 125 units and 2,000 sq/ft of commercial units.
  • Acted for a care home operator on the acquisition and development of a 66-bed dementia home.
  • Acted for the EFA on the site acquisition and development of schools.
Energy Projects
  • Acted for a funder on the £110m refinancing of an oil refinery.
  • Acted for the government on the disposal of land for the £650m development of a jetty, biomass plant and business park.
  • Acted for a solar park developer on the development, project financing, construction, and commissioning of 50 solar parks.
  • Acted for an energy company on a joint venture energy project with a local authority for the development of four wind-turbines, a solar park and battery storage with private wire arrangements.
  • Acted for a developer and operator on the site acquisition and development of over 1,000 EV charging points.
  • Acted for a developer on the site acquisition and development of 10 battery storage sites.
  • Acted for an energy company on the collaboration with investors for the development of ground mounted and rooftop solar projects.
Corporate and Asset Management
  • Acted for a retail operator on the share sale acquisition of 24 retail outlets in the United Kingdom.
  • Acted for an investor on the asset purchase of a student accommodation portfolio for £120m.
  • Acted for a property company to acquire three premises in London for the operation of health and fitness businesses.
  • Acted for the NHS to develop a leasehold asset management model to regularise third party occupations and to implement an £80m service charge framework for an NHS foundation trust.
  • Acted for the NHS on its strategic public sector work (for example the £7.4 billion estates transfer of part of the NHS estate to NHS Property Services Ltd).
  • Acted for a local authority on the £16 million investment acquisition of 44 commercial and residential units.
  • Acted for a local authority on the £8 million investment acquisition of a retail park.

Practice Areas

Real Estate