Leo Zielinski



London (West End)

Contact Leo

T: +44 (0)20 3486 3468

E: [email protected]

Leo is a Partner in our Capital Markets team specialising in portfolio investment sales & acquisitions. He worked in the Drivers Jonas/Deloitte investment team for 12 years since graduation from the University of Reading in 2004 before joining Gerald Eve in 2016.  Leo advises a broad range of clients including private equity, institutions, property companies, syndicates, private investors and Banks in the UK. Leo also developed the team’s cashflow modelling capability over many years positioning the team to be a market leader in terms of analytical underwriting of real estate portfolio transactions and highly complex assignments.

Specific experience

Indigo Portfolio – acquired on behalf of Custodian REIT for £69.4m. The portfolio comprised 12 mixed assets across office, retail and industrial sectors and was secured off market from the vendor, Goldman Sachs. Two sub sales totalling £16m were delivered prior to completion of the transaction.

Mstar Portfolio – acquisition advice on the £76m MStar portfolio on behalf of IO Asset Management, which comprised 22 highly intensive multi let industrial estates. This is IO’s largest portfolio acquisition to date.

Project King – the key advisor on M&G Real Estate’s £140m purchase of 46 light industrial estates known as Project King on behalf of their Life Fund. With over 500 tenants, the acquisition advice also included detailed cashflow and analytical analysis of this complex portfolio, including sensitivity and stress test assessments of potential future performance. The transaction won the IAS investment deal of the year award, an industry recognised achievement.

Rainbow Portfolio – sold on behalf of Northwood for £80m to Regional REIT. The portfolio comprised 12 office and industrial properties and was the second major portfolio sale undertaken for this client, following the sale of the £117m Hollywood Portfolio twelve months earlier, comprising 20 commercial properties.

Coyote Portfolio – sale of 19 properties across office, retail and industrial sectors acting on behalf of LPA Receivers c/o Lloyds Banking Group. The sale was concluded in extremely challenging market conditions, with all sales executed within the agreed price & timeframe.

Mercury Portfolio – advised on the sale of a balanced portfolio of 24 properties across office, industrial and retail for £184m acting on behalf of TH Real Estate. At the time, this was the largest mixed use portfolio to be marketed for 3 years.