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Real Estate:
Sector expertise & ability to manage complex transactions

Our activity on real estate projects is primarily focused around our core expertise in student accommodation, social housing and other forms of public-private partnerships.

We provide support in delivering

  • Strategic JV agreements – e.g. advising the University of Oxford on its £4bn joint venture with LGIM for funding and development of strategic land.
  • Development finance
  • Strategic Estates Partnerships
  • Asset sales and acquisitions – including the sale of 2,432 beds to UPP on behalf of St. Modwen (equity value £125m) and the acquisition of Aston Student Village on behalf of Unite (£227m).

We believe the depth of our expertise and independence of our advice sets us apart from other advisors and property agents – particularly in assisting clients on more complex deals which may involve multiple parties, longer-term operating agreements or financial structuring.

For further information contact:

Graeme Aithie

+44 (0)131 222 2602

Graeme Tough


+44 (0)131 222 2607

University of Oxford – Life & Mind Building

QMPF advised the University of Oxford in the funding of its landmark Life & Mind Building which will be developed at the existing Tinbergen site.

St Modwen: Swansea – Navitas accommodation disposal

QMPF was the lead advisor to St. Modwen Properties plc, on the sale of its 411 bed purpose-built student accommodation asset to UPP.

Aston Student Village

QMPF advised Unite Students on its £227m acquisition of Aston Student Village.