Rob Lynch has joined Blake Morgan as property partner.

Mr Lynch was previously partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys at Green Park. In 10 years at the firm he advised corporate occupiers, developers and investors on specialist real estate, land development, property investment and secured lending.

In more than 21 years in property law in the Thames Valley, he has worked on wide-ranging projects including:

* The acquisition of marinas and company headquarters
* Transporting cooling towers
* Installing solar panel power schemes
* Advising a research institute relating to the Pirbright foot and mouth outbreak
* Acquiring offender rehabilitation properties from the Ministry of Justice
* Undertaking portfolio management

In recent deals Mr Lynch advised on the acquisition of a 500-acre research and development site of a tech giant, co-ordinated a joint venture on a multi-let business park purchase and acted for a bank on the multi-million re-financing of a regional hotel chain.

Phil Jardine, director of built environment at Blake Morgan, said: “The appointment of Rob Lynch is the latest in a series of strategic hires as we grow our Thames Valley team in line with continued investment and expansion in the region’s commercial property market.

“He has an excellent reputation for leading on major property projects and his appointment adds further strength and depth to our real estate team.”

Mr Lynch said: “With continued investment in infrastructure projects including Crossrail and the Cambridge Arc alongside redevelopment of the Station Hill and Reading Gaol sites it’s an exciting time for the commercial property market in Thames Valley.

“I am pleased to join the well-established and highly regarded real estate team at Blake Morgan who are committed to supporting their clients achieve their business objectives and capitalise on new opportunities in the region.”

© Thames Valley Property No 194 (