Paul Lloyd

Paul works closely with clients to help deliver their aims across a wide range of commercial property investment and development matters. He has particular experience in high volume and high value sales and acquisitions across a range of sectors, including industrial, logistics, offices and student accommodation, as well as supporting US law firms as the real estate arm of their transactions.

Paul is organised and hard working, and quickly develops strong relationships with clients and counterparties alike. He combines a personable approach with a commercial edge and a strong eye for detail. This allows him to focus on his clients' priorities whilst minimising risk in a practical and efficient manner.

Paul is also a leading member of the Gowling WLG innovation team and diversity and inclusion networks, and loves any excuse for a spreadsheet and checklist. In his spare time, he enjoys board games, cycling and playing football.


Paul works with some of the Real Estate Group's most significant clients including Blackstone, Coltham Developments, Harbert Management Corporation, iQ Student Accommodation, M&G Real Estate, SEGRO plc, The Arch Company and The Office Group.


  • Acting for Arax Properties / CBRE IM on the sale of Willow Brook Centre in Bristol for £84 million to Supermarket Income REIT.
  • Advising Blackstone on the acquisition of the IQ student business from Goldman Sachs, which has been described as the UK's largest private real estate transaction.
  • Working with Coltham Developments / Delancey Real Estate on the acquisition of several UK development sites for a combined £50 million.
  • Acting for Harbert Management Corporation on the £350 million purchase and finance of the Merlin portfolio, being a portfolio of 15 North West sites.
  • Advising iQ Student Accommodation on the £124 million acquisition of Nido House.
  • Working with SEGRO on their £183 million acquisition of land in Iver for a one million square foot data centre development.
  • Advising The Arch Company on a wide range of real estate work following the £1.46 billion acquisition of Network Rail's commercial estate portfolio (5,200 properties).
  • Advising The Office Group on the real estate aspects of the £1.5 billion merger with Fora.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      June 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2013

    • Career
      September 2013
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2011

    • Career
      September 2011
      Wragge & Co LLP, Trainee
    • Education
      College of Law, Birmingham, LPC
  • 2008

    • Education
      University of Nottingham, LLB Law with Hons