Tom is a specialist in Commercial Real Estate with a focus on landlord and tenant, investment and development and supported living sectors. Tom also has extensive experience in supporting corporate acquisitions and disposals.

Tom has a wide range of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate matters. He has a varied commercial property practice, acting for commercial property investors, owners, developers and occupiers. Tom has worked for almost 10 years with developers, funders and investors in the supported living sector. Tom also works closely with our Corporate teams providing property advice and support in corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructuring.

Work highlights


Numerous acquisitions and disposals of portfolios of supported living properties (values £1M – £40M) with subsequent asset management advice and support to owner and developer clients in the sector.


Acting for major national office occupier on all asset management support; advising client on property matters of corporate acquisitions.


Acquisition of occupied office premises in Lewes for conversion to residential use.


Acquisition of fully-let office building in central London for conversion into flexible office space.


Acting for tenant taking two floors in The Shard necessitating major structural works linking the two floors.

Recent articles


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.


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Taking care of your commercial real estate

Tom Watkins and Ben Price share their insights with Platinum Media for companies looking to increase or reduce their property footprint

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