Matthew James Priday

Matthew James Priday


Matthew James Priday 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 a major U.S.-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the acquisition and subsequent letting and refinance of a distribution centre.°
  • 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.°

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


  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Listed,The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Real Estate – Commercial Property and Property Finance, 2017
  • 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