Sean Palka Partner
“Sean Palka is lauded as "absolutely great" by impressed sources. He is recognised for his experience advising charity and retail sector clients on a range of commercial real estate transactions and developments.”
A specialist in Real Estate, Sean leads the Real Estate and Corporate Occupier team on the South Coast as well as being involved in the Construction and Development Sector Group.
Main areas of practice
Sean's main areas of practice include the purchase, sale and development of commercial property as well as complex landlord and tenant advice for high value retail clients within the luxury market including new build projects.
He and his team undertake the full complement of commercial property services including commercial development, property investment, the acquisition, management, leasing and sale of high value commercial premises, secured lending and large scale complex portfolio acquisitions and disposals.
Sean has experience of working with a variety of clients from developers, high value retailers and charities seeking to dispose of surplus assets for potential re-development.
In addition to managing the south coast team in excess of 50 fee earners Sean spends a significant proportion of his time acting as client partner for some of the team's larger clients.
Retail – the acquisition, management and disposal of high value retail units on behalf of luxury retail brands: Development the acquisition and development of land sometimes on a pre planning basis for general industrial use and for the construction of registered care homes, day nurseries and local amenities and leisure facilities.
Charity – the disposal and/or enhancement on behalf of charity clients of surplus land to release capital value to enable the charities to pursue their mainstream charitable aims.
“Partner specialising in commercial property, landlord and tenant and development and associated environmental issues, and regularly acts for developers of both retail and residential developments from initial acquisition to final plot sale.”
“Sean is very pragmatic, commercial, quick-witted and a good negotiator.”
Articles by Sean
The Government's consultation on the introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for non-domestic properties has now closed, and the regulations are being drafted ready to become law in early 2015.
Related Knowledge & Resources
Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market
As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".
The Law Commission has issued a report on Technical Issues in Charity Law and has made a series of fairly radical recommendations to make the acquisition and disposal of property by a Charity simpler. Our expert explains.
After being invited to attend the Law Commission Symposium on 5 November 2018 to hear the proposals for enfranchisement reform and discuss how they will work in practice, Louise Uphill examines the key points.
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