Brabners appoints commercial property partner

Law firm Brabners has appointed Abdul Salam as ommercial property partner after the department increased its revenue by 10 per cent in the last financial year.

Abdul Salam will lead the firm’s 106-strong real estate practice, drawing on 17 years of industry experience.

He specialises in advising on a broad range of commercial property matters and owner occupier transactions including the acquisition, management and disposal of sites, frequently advising clients through the full commercial property cycle.

His clients include high net worth individuals, leisure and hospitality operators, and commercial property developers. He recently advised the Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust on its acquisition of Altrincham’s historic Stamford House for more than £6m.

Operating across Brabners’ Manchester, Liverpool and Preston offices, Abdul is the latest senior lateral hire for the firm’s real estate team this year, following the appointment of real estate development specialist, Roy Barry, construction specialist Jennie Jones, and Andrew Waugh as Brabners’ real estate sector lead.

Nik White, Brabners managing partner, said: "Abdul is widely recognised for his expertise and for building longstanding relationships with clients. He’s an excellent addition to the team and we know he will fit in well here. I’m delighted that we are finishing the year as we started it – bringing senior talent on board in what has been another year of strong and active recruitment.

"Our real estate practice has grown significantly this year, and further expanding our presence across the North West is central to our firmwide growth strategy. The region is already an important hub for investment and, with the government’s focus on levelling up the economy, we’re likely to see a strong pipeline of major schemes in the coming years."

Abdul added: "As restrictions begin to lift next year, we’re expecting to see a surge of activity as businesses recalibrate their footprints and look ahead to future growth, with a number of exciting projects already on the horizon."