Our experienced team advises property developers, investors, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and registered providers of social housing on development projects and portfolio acquisitions of real estate assets within the supported living, affordable housing, residential care and private healthcare sectors.

The team also supports its clients on a range of related commercial property matters involving housing associations and care providers, including the day-to-day asset management of our clients’ portfolios.

We act on a variety of real estate investment projects ranging from one-off developments to large-scale joint ventures between developers and investment funds, drawing on the combined expertise of our banking and finance, corporate and commercial teams.

We act on the full life-cycle of innovative projects, and have completed transactions up to a value of £100 million. Our work involves advising on the initial property due diligence and asset acquisitions, property development, set-up of occupational leases and any property financing, negotiation of the real estate aspects of facility agreements, portfolio disposals and refinancings.  

Our clients benefit not only from our wealth of experience in real estate and healthcare funds but also from the diverse collective expertise of our wider team in relation to governance and regulatory, planning, construction, procurement and housing management matters.

We take pride in our expertise and the exceptional service we provide and enjoy working closely with our clients in order to help them deliver their projects in a cost effective streamlined manner.

How can Capsticks help?

  • Site acquisitions and development

    We advise on all aspects of healthcare and social infrastructure development work including initial title reviews for potential sites, site acquisitions including property due diligence and the drafting and negotiation of the contracts including exclusivity agreements, option agreements, and overage arrangements.

    Our clients are supported by our wider team on planning matters including planning applications and agreements, construction matters such as JCT contracts, works deeds, consultant appointments and warranties, and contractor procurement.

  • Landlord and tenant

    We routinely act for our clients on leases to health and social care providers and to registered providers of social housing. The leases are of sites ranging from residential care homes, to schools, family assessment centres, and specialised supported housing (SSH). We also act on asset management matters relating to our clients’ portfolios such as deeds of variation and side letters.

  • Property aspects of financing

    We advise our health, care and housing clients on the property elements of facilities and refinancings. We work hand-in-hand with our banking and corporate colleagues to provide our clients with a seamless experience.

  • Portfolio sales

    Having completed the acquisition, development and leasing of our client’s properties, the team advises on the sale of the completed portfolios to investment funds.

    We recognise that the groundwork for a straightforward and timely sale is laid early on in the acquisition and post-completion, in the ongoing management of the property and estate. We utilise tried and tested processes and IT solutions to ensure that this is the smoothest possible process for our clients.

  • Banking and finance

    Our team of skilled banking and finance specialists have extensive experience advising on a variety of finance, capital markets and security charging transactions. Our market leading lawyers support the real estate, social housing and healthcare sectors.  Whether you need advice on real estate funds, green, social and sustainable finance, social housing finance, capital markets issues, joint ventures or maximising the value of your security we are here to help.

  • Governance

    Our dedicated governance team advise on all governance and regulatory issues for housing associations. They regularly advise on corporate structuring arrangements, and the setup of new entities including the registration of new registered providers (RPs).

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