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Darren Rogers

(he/him/his)

  • Partner | Corporate Real Estate
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As head of our European Real Estate Department, Darren Rogers advises clients on the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions.

Our clients benefit from Darren’s wide corporate real estate transactions experience, with particular focus on real estate capital markets transactions, major City of London lettings, joint ventures, and large-scale mixed-use development work. Real estate companies, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, and global real estate private equity firms, among others, turn to Darren’s advice for their most business-critical transactions.

The Legal 500 UK recognizes Darren in the Commercial Property: Investment category, where he is described as “smart, commercial, quickly understands issues and acts on them.” He is also listed in Expert Guides as a leader in Construction and Real Estate (UK).

Before joining Fried Frank, Darren was a partner at a large international law firm.

Work highlights:

  • Counsel to Madison International Realty in ongoing matters rel...

As head of our European Real Estate Department, Darren Rogers advises clients on the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions.

Our clients benefit from Darren’s wide corporate real estate transactions experience, with particular focus on real estate capital markets transactions, major City of London lettings, joint ventures, and large-scale mixed-use development work. Real estate companies, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, and global real estate private equity firms, among others, turn to Darren’s advice for their most business-critical transactions.

The Legal 500 UK recognizes Darren in the Commercial Property: Investment category, where he is described as “smart, commercial, quickly understands issues and acts on them.” He is also listed in Expert Guides as a leader in Construction and Real Estate (UK).

Before joining Fried Frank, Darren was a partner at a large international law firm.

Work highlights:

  • Counsel to Madison International Realty in ongoing matters relating to its ownership of joint venture interests in five office properties, including 133 Houndsditch, in London
  • Counsel to Invesco Real Estate in relation to its acquisition of a 50%t interest in Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth, from a Delancey-managed fund and new joint venture with Land Securities based on a total asset value of £300 million
  • Counsel to British Land in relation to the real estate aspects of the disposal by Blackstone of its 50% stake in Broadgate and the resultant joint venture with GIC at a total asset value of £3.2 billion
  • Counsel to Invesco Real Estate in relation to acquisition of the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough. The property was bought from a joint venture between Hammerson and Aviva Investors for just over £200 million and was in part acquired with debt financed by Aareal
  • Counsel to China Investment Corporation in relation to the structured acquisition of Chiswick Park, London, in a joint venture with Blackstone Real Estate for circa £780 million
  • Counsel to Invesco and China Investment Corporation in relation to their joint venture acquisition of Winchester House, the UK headquarters of Deutsche Bank, for circa £242 million
  • Counsel to British Land in relation to the redevelopment of NEQ Regent’s Place, 10 Portman Square, Marble Arch House, and the new UBS Headquarters on the Broadgate Estate in London
  • Counsel to China Life in relation to the investment and joint venture with Brookfield and Qatari Algerian Investment Corporation at 99 Bishopsgate for £340 million
  • Counsel to Poly Real Estate Group in relation to the structured acquisition of 5 Fleet Place for £146.5 million
  • Counsel to Invesco in relation to the disposal of One Finsbury Circus to China Overseas Holding Limited for £152 million
  • Counsel to British Land in relation to the joint venture with Oxford Properties on the development of the 46-story Leadenhall building (the Cheesegrater), and the letting on excess of 80% of the building to tenants Aon, Amlin, Servcorp, Rothesay Life, Banco de Sabadell, and Brit Assurance

Professional associations

  • Associate, British Property Federation

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Events

Speaking engagements |

Fried Frank and RE:WOMEN Breakfast Panel
 

Speaking engagements |

Private Real Estate: The Age of the City
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