Greg is a Partner at Gardner Leader and Head of the Real Estate Team.
Greg joined Gardner Leader in 2000 having emigrated from South Africa where he qualified as an attorney. Greg qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and was admitted to the partnership in 2006 and has led the Real Estate Team for more than 10 years.
Throughout his career Greg has worked in the commercial and Real Estate environment. This allows Greg to bring a broad knowledge of commercial law and practice to the advice that he provides and he aims to provide practical advice to best meet his client’s needs. Greg has specialised in property work for more than 15 years, concentrating on Real Estate work, including purchases and sales of existing buildings and development sites, joint ventures in development projects, leases and agreements for lease in a development context and advising lenders on securitisation.
Following the completion of a business sale recently, one of Greg’s clients commented as follows: “While our families’ connection to the firm goes back nearly 100 years, I have personally built a close relationship with partner Greg Humphreys over the last 20 years. Selling the companies, which have played a major part in our lives for so long, has been incredibly emotive, but Greg and his team were on hand, as always, to guide us and provided the best advice throughout.”
Greg is a partner in the ‘highly competent, professional and commercial’ (Legal 500 2018-2019) Real Estate Team helping businesses with commercial property transactions and complex advice. He seeks to adopt a commercial approach when advising clients to ensure that his advice is appropriate to the outcomes sought by the client.
Some of his expert work includes:
- Real Estate sales and acquisitions (including leases)
- Bank and Building society funding.
- Joint venture agreements.
- Landlord and Tenant – leases and development leases.
- Property development.
- Purchases and sales of property by SIPP and SSAS.
Greg handles the Real Estate affairs of a number of different charities. Much of his work in this regard relates to assisting with the management of the properties from which a large charity trades. Greg seeks to adopt an approach which matches the needs of the charities for whom he acts and achieve the result that they want.
- Acting for a developer on the sale of a development site with the benefit of planning for a consideration in the region of £20 million.
- Acting for a developer on the grant of an option to the developer for the purchase of a site subject to planning permission where the gross development value will be in the region of £10-13 million.
- Acting for a developer on the redevelopment of a large site in London which will house various retailers including household names and a major hotel group and a large number of residential flats with a GDV in excess of £40 million.
- Acting for a developer in connection with the preparation of a large London site for redevelopment once planning permission is obtained, including site assembly and regularising leases to ensure vacant possession can be obtained once planning permission has been obtained.
- Acting for a local developer on the sale of 32 residential flats and the ancillary creation of a management company and leases thereto.
- Acting for Michele Roux Snr. in connection with the acquisition of a new restaurant site in Maidenhead.