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    Mark is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Team.

    Mark acts for a number of property companies, off-shore funds and high net worth individuals dealing with all aspects of non-contentious commercial property.

    Mark’s specialist experience includes large portfolio sales and acquisitions and dealing with complex portfolio re-financing and re-structuring as well as the more standard sales, acquisitions and lease/management work.

    Mark joined Hamlins as a partner in 2004 having trained and worked in a top tier City firm.

    Mark's Expertise


    ‘A very commercial all-rounder who is really thorough, very helpful and superb in terms of giving quality advice in time-pressured situations.’

    Chambers and Partners 2021 - Notable Practitioner (Band 2)

    ‘Mark is very proactive and good at turning things around very quickly.’

    Chambers and Partners 2021 - Notable Practitioner (Band 2)

    ‘Mark Hurst is exceptional in his service. He deals with all sizes of transaction or lettings in the same way, with complete commercial understanding and works to the ever tight timetables that we set for quick purchases and sales or lettings.’

    Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Property: Development (ranked: Tier 5)

    ‘Mark Hurst is a consummate deal-doer and is all over the full range of issues that arise.’

    Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Property: Development (ranked: Tier 5)

    ‘Mark Hurst is clear, efficient and very commercial.’

    Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Property: Development (ranked: Tier 5)

    Mark Hurst (notable practitioner): One source says: ‘I enjoy dealing with him. He has a no-nonsense style, and when you get to the point in a transaction where you need to collaborate he is very flexible.’

    Chambers and Partners 2020 - Real Estate Department

    ‘Mark Hurst is an exceptional leader of this particular team. He often has to deal with difficult, complex deals and lettings and always has good commercial solutions to achieve the best results.’

    Legal 500 2020 - Commercial Property - Testimonial

    Mark is recommended in Chambers 2019 and described as ‘a great lawyer who is very practical and responsive.’

    Chambers 2019

    In Chambers 2018 Mark is reported by clients to be a ‘very experienced, commercial and pragmatic’ lawyer who supplies ‘excellent specialist advice’ on a range of property concerns.

    Chambers 2018

    Mark heads up the ‘focused, efficient and professional’ commercial property team at Hamlins.

    Legal 500 2017

    ‘Top-notch job thank you so much for your kind work on our behalf; you made it a seamless trouble-free process throughout and we really appreciate that.’

    Client feedback

    Mark is recommended for his expertise in commercial property and noted as an ‘investment specialist’. The commercial property department, headed up by Mark, is lauded by clients for its ‘proactive advice’.

    Legal 500 2016, Real Estate

    Work Highlights

      • Advising a privately owned property company on the corporate restructuring and refinancing of over 100 properties, value in excess of £270m.
      • Advising US education services provider on UK real estate aspects of a $2bn corporate acquisition in respect of 40 properties.
      • Advising on a £55m acquisition of 29 bingo halls for a well-known property company.
      • Advising the Structadene Group on the £210m refinancing of 170 properties.
      • Advising the Structadene Group on a portfolio acquisition of 25 former bank sites.
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