David William John Bell


David acts for both public and private sector organisations in relation to sales, purchases, leases and general estate management work, including the Home Office, the Registers of Scotland, the Care Inspectorate, JD Sports, Caffe Nero, William Hill, Kiko Milano and Dulux Decorator Centres.

High profile transactions include:

  • The sale of Princes Square Speciality Shopping Centre, Glasgow and the adjoining Guildhall office development on behalf of Clerical Medical Investment Group Limited and Britel Fund Trustees Limited (£107m).
  • The acquisition of the Cerium Building, Glasgow on behalf of Rreef Investment GmbH (£21m).
  • The acquisition of Princes House, Glasgow on behalf of HansaInvest Hanseatische Investment GmbH (£16.6m).
  • The sale of Thistle Marches Shopping Centre, Stirling.
  • The purchase of Quartermile 2 office development, Edinburgh for AFIAA Scotland AG (£23m).
  • The acquisition of a large number of high value investment properties for clients of CBRE Global Investors Limited.

David is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Commercial Leasing.

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP Qualified: 1988 Joined the firm: 1998

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University of Edinburgh


Law Society of Scotland