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Matthew James Priday is a Co-Chair of the GT London Real Estate Practice. Matthew focuses his practice on commercial real estate and has wide-ranging experience in investments sales and purchases, lettings and development projects. Matthew advises property industry clients across the real estate, retail and financial institutions sectors.


  • Development
  • Investment
  • Indirect acquisitions and disposals
  • Construction law



  • Advised the British Land P.L.C on the £473 million acquisition of Paddington Central from Aviva Investors.°
  • Advised Goodman in relation to the development and onward sale of the £1bn GDV Eastside Locks mixed use scheme in Birmingham.
  • Advised the Schroder Columbus and Gresham funds on all their real estate work including acquisitions, disposals and lettings.°
  • Advised Columbus in connection with the £220m Partridge Portfolio sale of 42 industrial estates.°
  • Acted for Blackrock on the sale of their strategic land platform, Lands Improvement Holdings.°
  • Advised CPC on various elements of their flagship One Hyde Park development, including mixed-use structuring, site assembly, unit sales and SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) structuring.°
  • Advised the British Land P.L.C in relation to all letting, disposal and management activity of British Lands West End Portfolio including the flag ship Regent’s Place scheme.°
  • Advised Jurassic, an overseas investor, on the planning and Joint Venture (JV) elements of a proposed residential tower development in Elephant & Castle.°
  • Advised Schroders together with JV partner in connection with the £200m acquisition of 55 Bishopsgate.°
  • Advised the sale by Aviva Investors of the 20 acre Houghton Regis Logistics Development for £90m to Lidl.
  • Advised Paloma Capital in relation to the acquisition of a 42 industrial property portfolio for c £90m
  • Advised Meininger Hotels in relation to their UK property portfolio.
  • Advised Hill Street Holdings in relation to the lettings and sales of their Oxford Technology Park Campus.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Priday prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Real Estate Law, 2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Real Estate – Commercial Property and Property Finance, 2017-2020, 2022
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Highly Commended, Real Estate Team of the Year, Legal Business, 2014


  • Nottingham Law School, 1995
  • Nottingham Trent University, 1993
  • England and Wales