Pieter is a senior associate in the real estate team.

He advises developers, investors, charitable organisations and private individuals based in both the UK and abroad on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including site assembly, development, the acquisition and disposal of investment assets, landlord and tenant matters, and real estate finance.

Pieter has particular interest in work involving the development of industrial sites, mixed use schemes and manufacturing facilities.

He has had numerous articles published covering topics ranging from the viability of electronic signatures in real estate transactions and the transparency of overseas and domestic corporate ownership of UK real estate assets, to the prospect of the emergence of the commonhold model of property ownership, as an alternative to the traditional leasehold model.

Pieter qualified as a solicitor in 2008, joined Russell-Cooke in 2017 and became a senior associate in 2018.

Leading a cross-departmental team advising an EU based manufacturing company entering into an agreement for a lease for a new bespoke industrial facility at a docklands site in the UK, conditional upon the construction of the shell and core of the 150,000 square foot facility. To include detailed provisions dealing with the co-ordination of major landlord and tenant works and associated risk allocation, an ancillary commercial agreement for port/cargo services and a cross-border parent company guarantee.

  • Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA)
  • Pieter read Law at the University of Reading and subsequently completed his post-graduate legal studies at the College of Law, Guildford