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Colin Kearney



Colin Kearney

Colin Kearney


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Colin has been qualified as a commercial real estate lawyer for over thirty years and has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, ranging from industrial, retail, office and residential developments to monitoring (on a worldwide basis) the property issues of corporate transactions.

He is considered by his clients to bring a commercial approach to the table, working with them and the other side to achieve the required result both swiftly and efficiently.  He has been – and continues to be – instructed on a number of high-profile development sites, one involving the development of a academy and student accommodation at Stratford in East London.  Others range from the forward funding of a PRS scheme at Rugby to the proposed sale of a power station site in Wales.

Colin has also completed a number of portfolio sales and leasebacks where the aggregate consideration has exceeded £60 million, as well as acting on the acquisition of several investment properties where the value has been in excess of £100 million.

Colin trained with Stoneham Langton & Passmore, qualifying in 1978 and becoming a partner there in 1980.  He joined McGuinness Finch it is very early days in 1984 and in the next decade helped the firm to develop into one of the best-known niche property firms in the country.  He was also instrumental in bringing the whole McGuinness Finch team to Osborne Clarke in June 2001.  He worked as a partner there until he retired in April 2019 and has been with Clyde & Co since then. 


Edmond de Rothschild REIM (UK) Limited

Acting on the purchase of a site in Rugby and the forward funding of it for a PRS development.

Spiritbond Limited

Acting on the promotion of a site owned by Schroders in Stratford, East London for academy and student accommodation use. 

RWE Generation UK Plc

Acting on the sale of a former power station site for development purposes.

Cemex UK Operations Limited

Acting on a Collaboration Agreement with the Gascoyne Estate for the development of a site at Stanborough in Hertfordshire for residential purposes.



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