Rhodri Pazzi-Axworthy, Partner, Real Estate
I am a partner in the real estate department with over 20 years' experience of all aspects of commercial property work, particularly complex and structured transactions which have a property or property finance focus.
I have been involved in a number of significant real estate transactions, including acquisition and disposal of major real estate assets for investment clients, both on a direct and "wrapper" basis, acquisition and development of space for various end users, development projects and the creation of various finance-driven structures involving property.
I have particular experience in advising inward investor clients investing in a number of sectors including City office, logistics/industrial, hotels, student, residential and healthcare. I recently advised a US REIT on the purchase of portfolio of operational nursing homes on a "propco" basis and a number of forward purchases of a pipeline of nursing homes in development.
I have found that a strong understanding of the local market is as important as a deep knowledge of real estate law in guiding off-shore clients through a complex transaction in a jurisdiction which is not their own.
I also have experience in the real estate aspects of various renewable energy projects including the development of a 100 turbine offshore wind farm project in the North Sea and a carbon capture and storage project in NE England.
I have been listed as a recognised real estate lawyer in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers annual publication since 2011.
I have written articles on the 'Feed in Tariff' (Europroperty) and 'CRC' (Estates Review), cross-border property transactions (The Lawyer) and have been quoted in The Times and Building Magazine.
In my spare time I can be found playing keyboards with my band, watching cars go round a track - fast - or trying to keep up with my children on the slopes.