Arguably the hottest property in the real estate market at the moment, everyone – both clients and headhunters alike – appear to want a piece of Christopher de Pury.
A partner in Herbert Smith’s booming property practice, De Pury has been the group’s rock, steadily toiling behind the scenes over the last year. He has been integral to an overwhelming number of key client wins for the firm.
In April he led the team that advised the Government of Qatar for the first time in relation to the £107m acquisition of One America Square and the refinancing of the deal by way of a £90m loan facility.
Then, in August, De Pury helped secure Herbert Smith’s first instruction from the Carlyle Group, advising on the first UK acquisition by the private equity firm’s European real estate fund.
But his efforts to reaffirm the firm’s relationships with its existing clients have also paid off. Most recently, De Pury led a team in a series of major investment deals in November valued at more than £500m. This included advising the Consensus Business Group on the acquisition of the Challenger portfolio and Lloyds Chambers for £370m.
Christopher de Pury