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Barry McKeown


Barry McKeown

Real estate partner and BTR lead at Shoosmiths

Barry is an experienced real estate lawyer who drives deals acting as project manager for multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers and other professionals delivering layered legal advice on transactions, acting as conduit for the client relationship regardless of the nature of the underlying core deal (ie corporate, funds, financing, tax etc).

He has a broad spectrum of expertise in all areas of real estate work across the UK with particular focus on the commercial development and investment markets, residential development and housebuilding (including market leading work in the PRS and BTR sectors) and also renewable energy. He has acted for developers, landowners (both in the private and public sector), funders and investors with a key emphasis on complex development arrangements, including conditional contracts, option arrangements, joint ventures, leasing, property finance arrangements and lending, as well as tax efficient property structures and vehicles.

In the PRS/BTR sectors he was the client partner working on the structuring and delivery of three core PRS funds including the launch of a PRS REIT which have delivered several thousand PRS units across the UK and each of which continue to roll out.

Barry is head of Shoosmiths’ Glasgow office and responsible for the firm’s contribution to, and profile within, the city’s business community.


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