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Richard Lines



I’m a lead Partner in our Capital Markets’ team providing investment agency advice to a wide range of clients, drawing on over 30 years’ experience across all sectors.

I head our Capital Markets focus on operational real estate sectors including hotels, student / education, healthcare and leisure utilising Gerald Eve’s unrivalled intelligence in these markets. I have a strong track record in long income transactions regularly providing advice on sale and leasebacks, ground leases and income strips.

Key clients include Legal & General, LaSalle IM, Canada Life, M&G, KFIM, PGIM, Aberdeen Standard, BlackRock and AEW.


  • Premier Inn Funding, Hammersmith – I provided advice on behalf of BAE Systems on the forward funding of a new Premier Inn hotel comprising 189 rooms and worth £50m.
  • Premier Inn Funding, Shoreditch – I advised Pace Trustees c/o PGIM on the forward funding of a new Premier Inn Hub hotel comprising 247 rooms worth £52m.
  • Care UK Care Home Funding, Chichester – I provided advice for Frontier on the forward funding of a new care home facility comprising 75 beds let on an overriding lease to Care UK worth £19m.

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