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Bruce  Dear, Head of London Real Estate, Eversheds Sutherland

Bruce Dear

Head of London Real Estate at Eversheds Sutherland

London, United Kingdom

About Me

Bruce is Head of our London Real Estate group. He has advised on some of the last decade’s biggest UK property deals.

Bruce specialises in complex commercial structuring for property acquisitions, disposals and development, together with leasing and the full range of strategic asset management.

Bruce is listed as a leading City lawyer in Chambers and Legal 500. Legal 500 say Bruce is "exceptional". Chambers say: “Bruce attracts a plethora of accolades, "technically excellent…commercially astute, affable and always looking for innovative ways of getting things done”.

Over the last twenty years Bruce has published articles on issues of real estate law and policy in among others the Financial Times, The Times, Estate Gazette, Property Week, CityAM and Costar.

Bruce’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Legal and General on their £500m joint venture with Peel at BBC Media City;
  • KPMG on their headquarters at 30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf and their new 40,000 sq. ft. No. 20 Grosvenor Street client hub (£350 million);
  • Legal and General on the purchase of the Rolls Building (£305m);
  • Legal and General on the funding and development of the new FA Football University at Burton on Trent (£100 million); and
  • Facebook on their new European headquarters at One Rathbone Place.

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