Forbes G. Leslie, Partner, Head of Commercial Property



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Forbes is the firm’s Head of Commercial Property. He has wide experience of commercial related business spanning a period of over 30 years, specifically in commercial property leasing, real estate development and investment work.

He is involved in many large land development projects and investment transactions throughout Scotland. Forbes has particular expertise in Commercial Real Estate Development, Real Estate Purchases and Sales for Investment and for Owner Occupation, Landlord and Tenant Work, Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals, Planning Work, Property Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Financing.

He has recently been involved in a number of Pension Company transactions and a number of large Sporting Estates in Scotland which included consideration of the various rights and obligations in connection with forestry land, small holdings and single farm subsidies.

Forbes also specialises in transactions involving licensed and leisure property and regularly advises Banks, Landlords and other Financial Institutions in relation to the taking of security over these types of properties.

Recent transactions include heading up all aspects of:-

  • Sale of the Scottish Country Estate of Xavier Louis Vuitton – Completion March 2013
  • Disposal of oil refining plant with premises throughout the UK – Completion August 2013
  • Acting for claimants in Borders Railway Projects - 2013
  • Sale and purchase of various licences premises – 2013
  • Rebanking and refinancing of businesses - 2013