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Mark Gilbert qualified in 1978 with the well known London City Firm of Theodore Goddard (from 2003 known as Addleshaw Goddard).
By April 1983 he had become a partner in that firm’s property department and by 1986 had become an equity partner in that firm.
From 1997 until 2003 Mark was the head of the property group of Theodore Goddard and from 2006 until 2010 he sat on the Management Board of Addleshaw Goddard. He remained as a full equity partner until leaving that firm in April 2011 to pursue opportunities elsewhere, first with Devonshires, a smaller niche firm in the city of London from May 2011 – September 2012 and with Gordons Solicitors from October 2012.
His experience is extensive covering all forms of residential and commercial property, including secured lending for borrowers and lenders and undertaking small and large scale property developments within England. His extensive client list still includes property companies and other clients who have worked with him over the past 35 years. Examples of transactions on which Mark had responsibility include:
- £360 million secured loan facility for the redevelopment of what is now the prestige residential development, Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf, London;
- £330 million secured loan facility for the acquisition of a hotel group with hotels across England (the parties are confidential);
- £110 million purchase of Finsbury Dials, an investment let to J P Morgan, for a group of international investors;
- £105 million purchase of a retail and office complex in London Victoria for a group of international investors;
Clients speak highly of Mark’s diligence, commitment, expertise as well as his willingness to work whatever hours are required to meet the client’s requirements – and throughout Mark has retained his sense of humour.
Mark prides himself upon his diligence and on the fact that in 38 years of practice he has never been the subject of any negligence claim (actual or threatened).