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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 is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a Ranked Lawyer for real estate.

    Mark is recognised by Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for real estate and for real estate finance.

    Mark's Expertise


    ‘Mark Hurst is an exceptional partner, who is always available, gives solid and commercial advice, and does whatever it takes to secure completion of purchases and sales whatever the size of transaction.’

    Legal 500 2024

    ‘Mark is commercial and works toward a common goal to overcome hiccups in a non-confrontational way.’

    Chambers & Partners 2024

    ‘Mark is my go-to lawyer on real estate. He is first class.’

    Chambers and Partners 2023

    ‘Mark Hurst stands out for project management and oversight.’

    Legal 500 2022

    ‘Mark Hurst is an excellent solicitor, no ego but very pragmatic, and not a clock watcher.’

    Legal 500 2022

    ‘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

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

    Chambers and Partners 2021

    ‘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

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

    Legal 500 2021

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

    Legal 500 2021

    ‘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.’

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    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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