Matt Walker helps clients achieve their real estate goals.
Matt has a wide variety of experience having acted for developers, institutional investors, funders, tenants and even Gowling WLG on its new offices! Having sat on both sides of the fence, Matt uses his knowledge and understanding of the other side's objectives to help unlock thorny issues. He is always seeking to come up with commercial and pragmatic solutions and has experience of leading high value complex transactions.
Matt has a proactive "can do" attitude. His clients can rest assured that, as an extension of their team, they can rely on him to drive their transactions forward, meaning they can spend their time dealing with other things on their desk. Matt takes huge pride in seeing a transaction over the line for his clients.
Matt is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), which gives him an invaluable opportunity to attend industry wide events and updates (both nationally and internationally). This helps him understand his clients' commercial needs and keep up-to-date with current developments and trends in the wider real estate market.
Matt's main clients include St. Modwen Properties Limited, Credit Suisse, Schroder UK Real Estate Fund, Prologis UK Limited, Goold Estates Limited, Lincoln UK Services Limited, Logicor, Urban Logistics REIT PLC, London & Cambridge Properties, GCP Student Living PLC, Ark Capital Advisors, Barwood Capital, Tavis House Properties, Lincoln MGT, Mountpark, Merseyside Pension Fund and Rockwell Properties Limited.
- Advised Lincoln Rackhouse, the data centre division of Lincoln Property Co., on a joint investment with Sprott Korea Investment on the acquisition of the 145,000-sq. ft. data centre in London's data centre submarket of Camberley.
- Acting for Schroders in a land swap deal with SEGRO. Schroders acquired a portfolio of six assets totalling 880,000 sq ft from SEGRO for £205 million while SEGRO has acquired a 256,000 sq ft urban warehouse estate in West London for £140 million from Schroders
- Advising Lincoln UK Services Limited, who had formed a joint venture with MGT Investment Management, in delivering a transformational £750 million mixed-use regeneration scheme for Station Hill, Reading and the Thames Valley. The redevelopment, comprising an initial phase of 600 build to rent apartments, also includes the demolition of the former multi-storey car park in Garrard Street to make way for phase two. Phase two includes 'ONE' Station Hill (a 275,000 sq ft office building), a new public square and a link bridge providing level access from the train station through to the town centre.