Gary Pickard, Director, Real Estate Hotels and Leisure
I advise, often in conjunction with my corporate colleagues, on all aspects of real estate: the acquisition and disposal of vacant and occupied properties; issues relating to the acquisition or disposal of businesses; the granting and taking of leases; and the numerous issues that arise during ongoing landlord and tenant relationships.
My work has a focus on the needs of owners and occupiers with a large number of my clients coming from the hotel and leisure, public, retail and not-for-profit sectors. I also have extensive experience of the telecoms sector including having helped Colt Telecoms with the creation of Europe's largest data centre.
I am a regular contributor to sector specific publications such as Caterer and Hotelkeeper and more general publications such as Property Week and the firm's own publications.
In my spare time I like to tinker – and sometimes the things I take apart to fix work when they go back together. Not quite a fully fledged maker but getting there.