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Thomas joined JMW from DTM Legal where he was Head of Property and part of the initial team who formed the start-up where he built up their property team - this hands on experience of business development in setting up a law firm from scratch coupled with the demands, pressures and opportunities faced by running an SME means he is ideally placed to understand clients’ needs to assist them in making commercial decisions.
Joining JMW in January 2013 he has assisted to the significant growth of its Real Estate offering whilst continuing to build his reputation and client base.
He is a firm believer in the power of making worthwhile connections and seeking to understand how best to link these people to create new opportunities for both established clients, contacts and referrers alike.
In Legal 500 Thomas is described as “particularly diligent, hardworking and approachable; his work ethic is second to none.”
He regularly attends key property events across the North West as well as the annual MIPIM festival to maintain a weather eye on the market and provide commentary on trends and updates and introductions to his clients.
Thomas specialises in Real Estate Development in the following sectors:
- Healthcare; care homes, medical centres and assisted living (including turnkey developments)
- Residential; new build houses and apartments, site assembly, student development, permitted development conversions
- Leisure; parks and hotels
- Retail; Convenience stores and Petrol fuelling stations
Thomas acts for Castlemead Group Limited, who source, design, fund and contract innovative residential, primary healthcare and nursing home developments throughout the UK as well as Grafton Land and Property Limited and other healthcare developers. He also has experience of acting on the operators side on healthcare schemes.
To date he has advised on new-build care-home projects to create in excess of 2,000 new residential care beds across the UK.
In the residential sector Thomas’ clients include: Blueoak Estates, Lingar Group and Whitecroft Group with a variety of schemes across the northwest and further afield he acts for a number of Far East and offshore (Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man) investors who acquire large scale residential and commercial portfolios, some of which are undertaken by overarching agreements.
With his long standing clients Thomas has forged a quasi 'in-house role' maintaining strong working relationships with the key decision makers in the businesses.
With JMW’s continued expansion Thomas has project managed the Real Estate office expansion in Manchester as well as JMW’s Liverpool and London office projects, giving him a good empathy of being client side and the demands of project delivery on budget and to a deadline.
Thomas recently featured on The Best in Property podcast speaking about the UK property market under the COVID-19. You can listen to the podcast here.
Thomas was educated and grew up in Guernsey, he speaks fluent French and has a French Law qualification from Bordeaux University.
Outside of work Thomas is a father of four, enjoys cooking and baking and is a keen sportsman and plays cricket, golf and rugby for Chester RUFC.
Blog Posts by Thomas Pearson
21st March 2016