Ian is a commercial real estate specialist advising on property strategy and transactions for investors, occupiers and lenders. He has been advising on commercial property strategy and transactions for 30 years.

Ian’s client base includes property entrepreneurs, developers and investors. He also advises multiple occupiers, and on secured lending transactions for both financial institutions and borrowers.
Ian is well regarded by clients and property professionals alike, and has a particularly strong reputation within the real estate community along the south coast of Sussex.

Work highlights

Complex build programme

Advising on the assembly of a development site in London and agreeing a complex build programme and pre-let to Travelodge for a 140+ room hotel, with further pre-lets of the ground floor commercial units at a total initial rent return in excess of £1.5 million per annum

Development site sale

Acting on the sale of a £4 million development site on the Sussex coast intended for residential development (60 units) subject to obtaining the necessary planning approval

Acting on the collapse of a leases structure involving an application to court for a declaration and vesting order, then granting a complex lease including landlord and tenant works for a prime site in Hampshire to be occupied by a blue-chip financial services company prior to sale of the site as an investment

Acting on the multi-million pound acquisition of a portfolio of investment properties let to Co-op

Acting on a number of bespoke high value residential sales and purchases

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Impending passing of the Renters (Reform) Bill spells trouble for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth shares his insights with Property118 on the potential impact of the Renters (Reform) Bill  for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth



Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Brighton, June 2024

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Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Crawley, June 2024

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Our commercial tenant wants to be in the property before a lease is agreed – what should we do?

Our advice is clear – use the tenant’s keenness as the reason to agree the lease more quickly, and do not let your tenant into occupation on a handshake and promise to agree the lease next week.