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Real estate

Real estate

BG2V’s Real Estate Department, managed by Quentin Leroux, represents clients such as institutional investors (REITS, OPCI, insurance companies), real estate investment funds, family offices, financial institutions, property developers and end-owners/tenants within the framework of complex real estate deals, including:

  • purchases and disposals of real estate assets (single assets or portfolios) or shares in property companies, sales and lease backs,
  • equity investments in property companies, joint ventures,
  • development projects (on-plan sales, real estate development contracts, project owner assistance contracts, project owner representation, etc.), and
  • financing or refinancing (borrower).

BG2V is also very active in real estate assets management (assets and property management, real estate marketing and agency agreements, etc.) and regularly assists landlords and tenants in their rental relationships (drafting and negotiation of leases, deeds of sale, petitions to set rents, etc.).

In close cooperation with the Litigation Department, BG2V has in-depth know-how to handle real estate litigation.  Jean-Marc Valot, partner, has broad first-tier expertise in real estate taxation.

"BG2V is a true “alternative for the big international law firms thanks to its full range of expertise”. The firm is “excellent, notably in terms of proactivity, aptitude for negotiations and in the creativity of its solutions, and it has a practical approach oriented toward business issues”. The real estate team assists several institutional investors, private equity funds, developers and project management companies, in investment, financing and property lease cases. The firm recently advised LBO France for the execution of a 12-year lease with Groupama for the West Park building. Sciences Po, Predica, CDC, BPIFrance, Bouygues Immobilier and Financière Duval are clients. Quentin Leroux shows, “a great ability to adapt and look ahead, and he meets clients’ expectations”."
Legal 500 Paris, 2018 Ed.
"Very pragmatic and business oriented", BG2V is "a very serious challenger vis-à-vis the largest firms in the market in terms of quality, flexibility and client service." The firm works on investment transactions and assisted Sciences Po in the project to acquire and restore the Hôtel de l'Artillerie. The firm also works with first-rank clients, including large banks, for negotiating leases. CDC, BNP Paribas, BPIFrance and Predica are among our clients. Quentin Leroux heads the firm's real estate department. "
Legal 500 Paris, 2017 Ed.

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