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Mark Hargreaves

Mark Hargreaves



  • University of Birmingham, LLB, 2:2 Hons

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • England and Wales

Mark has specialised in commercial property for over 25 years. During that time he has built up a successful practice acting for institutional investors and fund managers together with property companies.

Mark has gained a particular reputation for dealing with the acquisition, management and disposal of multi-let industrial estates. A proportion of his time has also been spent on work relating to development sites from acquisition through to subsequent investment disposal once fully constructed and let.

Mark's current real estate investment practice continues to focus on clients and investors in the industrial and distribution sector. Many clients have been retained through the years since Mark practised in the West End with his wife as Higby Hargreaves. Clients include funds run by Valad (formerly Teesland/iO Group), Rockspring REIM, Internos Real Investors (formerly GPT Halverton). Recent additions to Mark's roster of investor clients include BlackRock Workspace Property Trust, Petchey Holdings, IO Investment LLP, Parabola Capital and Caisson Investment Management. Mark also leads the client relationship with Workspace Group Plc and his team undertakes a significant amount of transactional work for this client. Mark is particularly experienced in the field of industrial estate portfolio transactions having led the team in numerous successful transactions in recent years.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 2001 - Richards Butler (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
  • Practised in the West End as Higby Hargreaves for 19 years with his wife, Claire Higby