A respected member of our real estate investment team, Chris deals with a variety of acquisitions and disposals of retail, office, industrial and development sites in connection with both existing developments and new ventures. A growing field of Chris’ remit is acting in the alternative real estate sector.
Clients include a variety of well-known real estate clients comprising Funds, private equity firms, UK propcos and lenders.
With extensive experience in the student accommodation sector, Chris regularly acts on the acquisition, disposal and funding of purpose-built student accommodation schemes, as well as providing advice to operators.
Living Brodies' values
Clients appreciate Chris' collaborative approach, and value his strong commercial knowledge and ability to find solutions.
- Acted on Scottish end of some of the UK's most high-profile student accommodation portfolio transactions.
- Regular contributor to blogs and articles on Build to Rent and Student Accommodation issues.
- Member of the Investment Property Forum.
- Ranked 'Band 4' for Real Estate in Chambers UK 2024.
"Chris provides a great service, leads a fantastic team and always delivers."Chambers UK 2024
“Chris McDaid is superb. I've worked with him on the Scottish aspects of our many deals for a number of years and I have a huge amount of respect for him. He is very much our go-to real estate lawyer in Scotland.”Chambers UK 2023
"‘Chris McDaid is calm and intelligent."Legal 500 UK 2023
"He dealt with everything very well on a particularly tricky leasing matter."Chambers UK 2022