Chris Wilkinson

Partner, Commercial Real Estate 020 3465 4339 vCard
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Chris is the Managing Partner at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience in commercial real estate development acting for developers, funders and landowners on retail, leisure, offices, mixed use and industrial/distribution schemes including forward funding, forward purchases, joint venture agreements, development agreements, construction aspects and warranties, rights of light, stopping up orders and planning agreements. In addition he has significant experience advising corporate occupiers on acquisitions, disposals and lettings, and all related property management activity; commercial property investment sales and purchases, including portfolio sales and purchases, sales and leasebacks; commercial property asset management, corporate re-structurings, new lettings, lease renewals and lease regearings.

Professional experience: 

  • Acts for the Jockey Club in relation to its property holdings. Advising in relation to proposals for the development of land adjacent to racecourses at Sandown Park, Kempton Park and Epsom for complementary uses
  • Acts for a number of TV and media companies including Endemol Shine in relation to head office and other property requirements
  • Acts for Royal & Sun Alliance Corporate Real Estate in relation to its office requirements, including re-gears of leases in Peterborough, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and Horsham. Generally deals with all new leases and property management work
  • Acting for KP Snacks on the property aspects of the acquisition of the Butterkist popcorn factory in Wakefield West Yorkshire
  • Acts for US Government on acquisition of new London Embassy site at Nine Elms and all ongoing related development matters
  • Acting for Henry Boot Developments Limited on the development of business parks in Luton and Southend. The Luton scheme comprises a 50 acre site and is to deliver c.65,000  m2 of office and related user space. The agreement with Southend on Sea Borough Council is for the development of c 101 acre site owned by the Council adjacent to Southend airport. Development scheme to be worked up by Henry Boot is to deliver c 100,000m2 of B1/B2 units

Professional history: 

  • Trained at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and qualified in 1993
  • Assistant Solicitor at Richards Butler and Norton Rose 1999 – 2001
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale 2001