Thames Valley: Blake Morgan hires Rob Lynch as property partner

The Thames Valley offices of law firm Blake Morgan are continuing to drive forward the growth of their real estate practice in the region with the appointment of Rob Lynch.

Lynch joins the firm from Harrison Clark Rickerbys where he has spent almost 10 years providing specialist real estate, land development, property investment and secured lending advice to corporate occupiers, developers and investors.

With over 21 years experience in property law advising on a number of key projects in the region, Lynch has a strong reputation in the Thames Valley business community.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having worked on a wide range of projects from the acquisition of marinas and company headquarters to transporting cooling towers; installing solar panel power schemes; advising a research institute relating to the Pirbright foot and mouth outbreak; acquiring offender rehabilitation properties from the Ministry of Justice and undertaking portfolio management.

Acting for a number of well-known Thames Valley based occupiers and corporates he advised on the recent acquisition of a 500-acre research and development site of a tech giant; co-ordinated a joint venture on a multi-let business park purchase and acted for a Bank on the multi-million re-finance of a regional hotel chain.

Phil Jardine, director of built environment at Blake Morgan, said: “The appointment of Rob Lynch is the latest in a series of strategic hires as we grow our Thames Valley team in line with continued investment and expansion in the region’s commercial property market. He has an excellent reputation for leading on major property projects and his appointment adds further strength and depth to our real estate team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Rob Lynch said: “With continued investment in infrastructure projects including Crossrail and the Cambridge Arc alongside redevelopment of the Station Hill and Reading Gaol sites it’s an exciting time for the commercial property market in Thames Valley. I am pleased to join the well-established and highly regarded real estate team at Blake Morgan who are committed to supporting their clients achieve their business objectives and capitalise on new opportunities in the region.”

Blake Morgan has a real estate team of more than 60 lawyers who deal with a wide range of projects including commercial and residential development, property investment and asset management, corporate occupier work and within the rural and agricultural sectors. The team has extensive experience of advising businesses on the acquisition, management, leasing and sale of high value commercial properties, from single properties to large portfolios.