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Cyrille West, Head of Build to Rent, London

Cyrille West

Head of Build to Rent, London

Practice areas

  • Financial institutions
  • Real estate
  • Real estate development and regeneration
  • Real estate investment

Practice notes

Cyrille is the Head of our Build to Rent practice in London and is based within our Real Estate team in our London office. He has over 16 years' experience of working for a broad range of clients, primarily acting for institutions.

He is experienced in high value real estate developments and forward fundings for institutional and foreign investors including several major UK financial institutions. Cyrille focusses mainly on development and development funding in relation to BTR and PRS developments. Recently he has led on:

  • a £450m 650-unit BTR forward funding at a central London location for an international developer/operator
  • a c£100m development of 2 sites in Manchester and Liverpool creating approximately 560 units for a US private equity provider (including securing third party development financing from a major US bank)

as well as other BTR deals.

Cyrille also handles complex asset management (sales, leases, purchases, lease re-gears etc.) for developers as well as providing practical day-to-day asset management advice. The clients he has commonly acted for include global financial instructions, private equity providers as well as various high net-worth foreign and domestic individuals.

Additional examples of deals he has managed include c£100m redevelopment of a major London office building for a very large UK institution, the £70m acquisition of a property portfolio in the heart of Soho, the sale and leaseback (on behalf of a major international institution) of three supermarket stores and a distribution hub for a value in excess of £160m, the development and forward funding of a new 600,000 sq ft distribution warehouse, the acquisition of a major building in the heart of the City and the acquisition of a 120 acre ex-military site in Bedfordshire to name but a few.