Real Estate

At Gilson Gray we understand that no two businesses are the same. Neither do they have identical real estate requirements.

We work across all real estate sectors, including office, leisure, industrial, hotels, residential, healthcare, retail, rural and mixed use. There is no “one size fits all” solution and we focus on what matters to our clients, providing expert advice and resolving problems in a timely and cost effective manner.  Above all, we get the deal done.

Our experienced team are able to deal with the complete range of real estate transactions and services, from the straightforward to the complex.

Our areas of expertise include:


Members of our team have acted for the full mix of investor clients from wealthy private individuals acquiring for their pension scheme to major institutional investors.

Our services include:

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • due diligence
  • security and funding
  • portfolio management and restructures
  • dispute avoidance/management/resolution



Our experienced team have the capability to handle everything from the leasehold acquisition of high street retail units and day to day portfolio management to the acquisitions of corporate HQ developments and have experience of acting for major corporates and FTSE 100 and 250 listed companies.

Our services include:

  • acquisitions and disposals of both owned and leased real estate (including sale and leasebacks)
  • portfolio asset management
  • dispute avoidance/management/resolution
  • relocation and rationalisation



We have broad experience of real estate development from single residential units on garden plots to 100 plus acre residential and commercial development sites.

Our services include:

  • site assembly and disposals
  • development arrangements including joint venture and partnership agreements, corporate structures and exclusivity, non-disclosure and collaboration agreements
  • strategic/long term sites – options and conditional contracts
  • brownfield sites/urban regeneration and mixed use schemes
  • secured profit sharing arrangements between financiers and/or landowners and developers
  • real estate input on finance and funding documentation in the context of forward funding and project finance



Members of our team have acted for lenders and insolvency practitioners in respect of a wide range of distressed real estate assets and are fully aware of the intricate issues that can affect distressed real estate.

Our services include:

  • restructuring and structured lending transactions, including profit share, overage and intercreditor arrangements
  • pre-disposal portfolio and asset management aimed at preserving and maximising value
  • dispute management resolution (including possession proceedings)
  • project management and implementation of disposal strategies of both individual properties and distressed portfolios.

For More Information Contact:
Murray Stewart
Mobile: 07920 866 998
Direct Dial: 0131 516 5370

For More Information Contact:
Donna Kelly-Gilmour
Mobile: 07956 177 541
Direct Dial: 0141 530 2021

For More Information Contact:
Gregor Duthie
Mobile: 07841 022651
Direct Dial: 0141 433 7753