Bricklane harnesses technology to unlock investment in residential property at scale. Using Compass, its proprietary technology platform, it has industrialised the investment process from end-to-end, executing granular transactions that fly below the radar of other professional investors to create a sustainable edge for its partners.

The Boodle Hatfield team worked with Bricklane on their recent £600m joint venture with the Moorfield Group. The deal is reportedly the largest tech-driven investment in UK residential property to date.

The JV aims to acquire around 2,000 one to four bedroom houses and flats over a 24 month period with an initial focus on London, Bristol and the South East. Using Bricklane’s technology, the JV targets attractive sub-markets with deep granularity, using unique bottom-up data to acquire rental properties that are expected to outperform in those areas at an unprecedented scale. Once units are acquired, the JV grows income and capital values through active asset management and refurbishment, with the aim of delivering a professional, high quality proposition for tenants.

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Charlie Hewlett

Charlie advises on a range of corporate matters including M&A, reorganisations and equity raises. He also helps a number of private companies with their day-to-day corporate and commercial arrangements. He specialises in working with entrepreneurs and family businesses.

In addition to his legal experience, Charlie was formerly a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Recent transactions include:

  • Advising on the sale of a fast-growing recycling company
  • Advising the family owners of a schools group on the sale of their business
  • Advising on the purchase of a financial services firm
  • Helping a client in the consumer goods space secure venture capital and angel investment
  • Working with an entertainment group to secure funding for a new central London location
  • Advising a well-known UK manufacturer on the reorganisation of its group

Rahul Thakrar

Rahul advises entrepreneurs and businesses on a variety of corporate matters including equity raises, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions as well as assisting clients with day to day commercial agreements.
He also advises both borrowers and lenders on debt and mezzanine finance transactions and has significant experience in advising investment funds and fund managers on structuring and regulatory issues.
Rahul trained at Boodle Hatfield and has been recognised as a “Rising Star” by Superlawyers and “one to watch” by Legal 500.