Dan J Gwilliam Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1999 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Areas of expertise:

Dan J Gwilliam

Dan helps clients to acquire, develop, finance, lease, asset manage and dispose of all types of real estate assets.

Dan has acted on shopping centre, warehouse and office development projects including the Grand Arcade shopping centre, Cambridge, for the Universities Superannuation Scheme and Temple Quay, Bristol, for NFU Mutual and Salmon Harvester Properties.

Dan has led on various high value sale and leaseback transactions, and investment transactions involving corporate vehicles and other joint venture structures.

Dan has acted for many different types of clients with diverse needs and objectives in relation to all kinds of real estate assets, from family landowners to some of the largest institutional investors in the UK. This has given his experience of working with a wide variety of people, working styles and priorities, and above all experience in projects ranging from residential development promotion through to shopping centre and out of town retail investment through to office and industrial development schemes and asset management initiatives.

The broad spectrum of real estate clients and projects Dan has been involved with has enabled him to create a multi disciplinary practice and develop a wide perspective of real estate assets as an advisor to investors and developers alike.

Dan's highlights

Acting for AXA and GIC in relaion to the £252m disposal of Thomas More Square London 2007.

Acting for Universities Superannuation Scheme in relation to a £222m joint venture with Tesco plc in respect of a portfolio of UK supermarket stores.

Acting for NFU Mutual and Salmon Harvester Propetries in relation to the ongoing development and letting of office development projects at Glass Wharf, Temple Quay Bristol.

Acting for AXA Real Assets in relation to the £82m acquisition , financing and ongoing development,letting and asset management in respect of Assembly (77 Fulham Palace Road) London.

Acting for Universities Superannuation Scheme on its £442m sale of Telford Shopping Centre.

Advising AXA Real Assets, Friends Life Limited and DMI Properties in relation to an ongoing 1.9m square feet employment development scheme and associated highway proposals at Sevington West, Ashford, Kent.


Dan acts for investors and developers of real estate, including AXA, Friends Life, NFU Mutual, Salmon Developments, Aviva, Universities Superannuation Scheme and Development Securities.


Dan advised the Universities Superannuation Scheme on its sale of Telford Shopping Centre, and on its development and asset management of the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge.

He worked for Axa's UK Long Lease Fund on the development and forward purchase of Travis Perkins retail warehouse in Luton, which he advised Axa REIM and GIC Real Estate on the sale of Thomas More Square London.

Dan worked for Tesco Pension Trustees on the acquisition of a 50% joint venture interest, and subsequent disposal of interest, in a portfolio of supermarket stores.

He advised SHP Opportunity Fund on its acquisition, financing and ongoing development of Cathedral Plaza, Worcester.

He acted for Salmon Harvester Properties on the development and sale of a warehouse development in Enfield.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 2007

    • Career
      Lawrence Graham, partner
  • 1999

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      Lawrence Graham, solicitor
  • 1997

    • Career
      Trained British Telecommunications