The Collective’s £125 Million acquisition of Europe’s largest co-living development

Greenberg Traurig, LLP acted as lead counsel to The Collective in respect of this acquisition, with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Allen & Gledhill LLP advising The Collective on the UK and Singapore financing aspects. Ogier provided Jersey legal advice.

The Collective finalized the £125 million acquisition of the remaining 75% stake of The Collective Old Oak, a co-living development in west London which provides a 21st-century alternative for people looking to live and work in London. The acquisition allows the Singaporean and UK-based private wealth backers who helped fund the development of the building to exit their investment after four years.

Co-living provides tenants with both their own private room and with shared spaces to use with other residents such as shared kitchens and dining rooms. The Collective Old Oak is the largest example of a co-living development in Europe, with 546 private rooms spread out over 10 floors. Residents at The Collective Old Oak also have access to a library, a games room, a cinema, a sauna and spa, a roof terrace, a gym, a laundrette, a restaurant, a bar and other shared spaces to work or socialise.

The Collective Old Oak gives its residents, particularly young people starting out in their careers, a hassle free way to live in London as their monthly bill covers council tax, utility bills, wi-fi, access to the gym, room cleaning and linen changes, in addition to access to the communal spaces and community events.

Ogier provided Jersey legal advice to The Collective as part of the acquisition and on the senior and mezzanine financing from Deutsche Bank and buy-out specialist Catalina Re, led by partner Richard Daggett (Picture) with assistance from senior associate Alan Stirling.

Involved fees earner: Richard Daggett – Ogier LLP; Alan Stirling – Ogier LLP;

Law Firms: Ogier LLP;

Clients: The Collective Partners LLP;