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Mark Gradwell

Mark Gradwell


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Mark is a Real Estate lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the property market.

He has extensive experience in the investment property field and of landlord and tenant matters, both for landlords and tenant occupiers. He has been advising local authority pension funds and other institutional investor clients for over 16 years and currently works closely alongside fund managers from Aberdeen Standard, CBRE and Colliers Capital. He manages properties in the retail, industrial and other sectors.

Mark is the client relationship partner at Freeths for three local authority pension funds.

He also specialises in NHS and other healthcare property work, having first become involved in acting for NHS bodies in 2007.

Mark is listed as a Recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 (2013 Edition).

Legal Services

Real Estate

Recent Work

  • Mark dealt with acquisitions and disposals of properties for local authority pension funds with a combined value of over £100m during 2018-19.


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“I have worked closely with Mark on a wide range of real estate transactions including a five year £100 million acquisition and sales programme for an institutional client. His calm approach is an excellent foundation for successfully concluding legal agreements efficiently, achieving the client’s requirements, and on time. He seeks to provide sensible, concise and practical advice and solutions, easily understood by all the team and all involved in a transaction. The wider Freeths team are equally professional in their approach and practical application. The combined efforts of Freeths dovetail with the wider client team’s skills providing a seamless service to the client.”

(Andrew Owen, Director, CBRE Capital Advisors Ltd)

“I have worked with Mark for over 15 years on a local authority pension fund mandate and during this time I have found Mark’s legal advice to be very professional, pro-active, sound and commercial. Mark is very responsive to the timescales that can be involved in transactions on the property portfolio and this helps with the smooth running of the Fund.”

(Nigel Holroyd, Head of Colliers Capital, Colliers International)

“I have been working with Mark Gradwell on a local authority pension fund mandate for a number of years stretching back to 2011. During this time, we have worked closely together undertaking an extensive repositioning of the portfolio. This task has required a considerable volume of work with frequent periods of intense legal due diligence and advice from across the Freeths property business. I am extremely pleased to be able to say that Mark and his team have repeatedly risen to the challenge and have taken this in their collective stride. The team’s hard work has ultimately culminated in the transformation of the portfolio such that it is almost unrecognisable from where it was when we started this journey.”

(Scott Griffiths, Deputy Fund Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments)

“Mark Gradwell is just the type of solicitor and legal team leader we want acting for NHS Property Services. He is knowledgeable, approachable, very professional and pragmatic in his approach”.

(Tina Liddell, Head of Legal, NHS Property Services Ltd)

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