Third sector organisations can face unique real estate challenges that require creative, distinct solutions. The properties they own and occupy can be specialist spaces – often housed in heritage buildings and listed premises – and even seemingly straightforward cases are subject to unseen sensitivities. Community organisations, museums, charities, social enterprises and religious orders need strategies that meet their competing requirements, for which traditional real estate advice is unsuitable.
Gerald Eve’s team holds specific technical knowledge ideally suited to the sector, including an understanding of charitable purposes and the intricacies of charity law, as well as strategic real estate advice tailored to the unique challenges such organisations face. The firm has an understanding and empathy that contrast with the requirements of the private and public sectors, but draws upon its experience with these organisations to provide clearly reported, independent real estate advice within the regulatory framework.
Clients of Gerald Eve include: Girlguiding UK, for whom the firm advised on a solution for surplus space at its London HQ, culminating in a hotel operator being secured as a tenant; and the Sisters of Providence, with Gerald Eve advising on the sale of Bartrams Convent and Hostel in Hampstead.