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Gary Reynolds, Partner

Gary Reynolds

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Market commentators single out his "very pragmatic and commercially minded" approach for particular praise, adding: "Seeing Gary's name on the other side means it's going to be a smooth process. He doesn't try to win points unnecessarily; he's just about getting the job done."
(Chambers & Partners, 2019)


Gary is an experienced real estate lawyer specialising in residential development land and social housing, with particular expertise in strategic land matters.

He acts for national house builders, land promoters, registered providers and land owners across the country in sales, acquisitions, options and promotion agreements.

Legal Services

Residential Development

Cases

  • Acting for a consortium of national house builders in the purchase of land for 1100 houses from a consortium of 10 landowners subject to deferred payments and a number of overages.
  • Acting for two land promoters in a series of promotion agreements to facilitate the creation of a Sustainable Urban Extension (“SUE”) for circa 6000 houses with ancillary schools, community facilities and commercial uses.
  • Acting for two house builders in the acquisition of land forming the first phases of an SUE of 4200 houses with infrastructure (including a new bridge over a motorway) funded by HCA and the conclusion of options to acquire further land.
  • Acting for the land owner in the conclusion of a hybrid option and promotion agreement with a national house builder in relation to the site of a proposed SUE to a major East Midlands city.

Social Housing

Gary is an experienced real estate lawyer specialising in residential development land and is head of the social housing team. He acts for Registered Providers across the country in site acquisitions, joint ventures and securitisation.

Cases

  • Gary has recently acted in the formation of a joint venture between the development arm of a registered provider and a local developer in the acquisition of land on the banks of the River Trent. This is for the construction of private and social housing with the social housing element being sold the registered provider on market terms. The profit generated by the development of private housing is being passed to the charitable registered provider.
  • Gary has acted for a registered provider in the purchase on a leasehold basis of part of a former laundry site. He is using the leasehold structure to eliminate risk arising from possible contamination of the underlying aquifer by the historic site use.

Real Estate

Gary is an experienced real estate lawyer specialising in residential development land with particular expertise in strategic land matters. He acts for national house builders, land promoters and land owners across the country in sales, acquisitions, options and promotion agreements.

Cases

  • Acting for two land promoters in a series of promotion agreements to facilitate the creation of a Sustainable Urban Extension (“SUE”) for circa 6000 houses with ancillary schools, community facilities and commercial uses.
  • Acting for two house builders in the acquisition of land forming the first phases of an SUE of 4200 houses with infrastructure (including a new bridge over a motorway) funded by HCA and the conclusion of options to acquire further land.
  • Acting for the land owner in the conclusion of a hybrid option and promotion agreement with a national house builder in relation to the site of a proposed SUE to a major East Midlands city.

 

To contact Gary or for more information…

Call: 0845 274 6821
Or email: Send an email

 

Testimonials

“Gary Reynolds has a wide-ranging property development practice. He regularly advises on joint ventures, funding agreements and high-value property acquisitions. Sources consider him to be ‘absolutely great’.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“He’s a calm hand at the tiller when you need one.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“Solution orientated.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2017)

“Gary Reynolds is widely regarded as a residential development expert. His practice covers the full gamut of development matters and he regularly acts for a number of well-known house builders.”


“Gary Reynolds advises on the full range of residential development issues. His clients include national house builders as well as registered providers and landowners.”


“Gary Reynolds heads the [Social Housing] practice and specialises in development matters, including the securitisation of housing stock and acquisition and disposal of social housing units. One client comments: ‘He’s extremely well connected in the local development world and extremely practical in his suggestions’.”


“Understands what we want quickly, gets to the point, and has an excellent network.”


“Never comes out of a meeting without a solution”.

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“An excellent communicator and negotiator”.

(The Legal 500, 2019)

Gary Reynolds offers a broad property development practice encompassing matters such as refinancing, joint ventures and the acquisition and disposition of social housing. Interviewees agree that Reynolds enjoys “a fantastic reputation.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2019)

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