Robert Lusher is a partner in our real estate team. He has extensive experience of a broad range of transactional commercial property work acting on behalf of institutional property owners, investors, occupiers and developers.

As well as advising on the sale, purchase and letting of high value commercial, leisure and retail centres Robert has acted on the acquisition and disposal of development sites and associated conditional contracts (together with the necessary funding arrangements). 

Robert's knowledge includes all areas of landlord and tenant work with particular expertise in acting for both landlords and tenants in conditional letting agreements. Robert has also represented numerous clients in refinancing property portfolios and funding developments as well as advising on the launch of the UK's largest property investment fund.

Robert qualified in 2002 and, after gaining considerable experience at a niche commercial property firm in the City, joined Russell-Cooke in 2019.

  • Acted for an institutional pension fund in the creation and launch of the UK's largest property investment fund valued in 2017 at approximately £2.7 billion
  • Refinancing a £90 million property portfolio consisting of six business parks used as serviced office accommodation with several hundred occupational licences
  • Advising on numerous disposals and acquisitions of multi-tenanted estates with values ranging from £10-90 million and with a particular focus on the retail sector
  • Advising on a large number of high value pre-letting agreements conditional on securing planning, completion of development works and/or vacant possession
  • Facilitating the letting to national retailers of a large number of shop stores throughout the UK, including re-gears of existing leases, sale and leasebacks and general asset management work

Robert obtained a scholarship to Newcastle University to read law