Graeme Burslem
Senior Associate

Graeme is a Senior Associate at Prettys and part of the firm’s exceptional Commercial Property Team.

After earning a law degree at Exeter University, Graeme qualified as a solicitor in 2006.

He joined Prettys’ Commercial Property team in 2017, after a number of years at a prominent real estate practice in the City of London.

His career highlights include the £12m disposal of Enterprise Zone premises at Cobalt Business Park.

He also acted on the £34m mixed-use acquisition of a development site in Soho.

More recently, Graeme acts for developers and investors on acquisitions and disposals and strategic land transactions - including joint ventures and land promotion agreements.

He also works on a variety of secured lending matters.

A personal touch to Commercial Property

Graeme works with clients in a wide range of sectors in connection to their commercial property needs.

These include development, logistics, investment, healthcare and also the public sector.

Graeme likes to use the personal touch, getting to know his clients as individuals and building a friendly relationship.

"I like to do it through having a chat", he said. "To talk through it informally with the client, to work out the details and find out what they need.

"I would like my clients to think of me as a trusted advisor, always there to help whenever they need me."

Graeme is an expert in acquisition and disposal of investment and development properties, development finance, mezzanine and bridging finance.

He also has expertise in mixed-use development work and high-value landlord and tenant work.

In addition, Graeme also specialises in land promotion, portfolio management and cross-jurisdiction sale and purchases.

His recent work includes the sale, purchase and refinance of development and investment properties with values between £250,000 and £4m upwards.

He has also worked on the conclusion of land promotion agreements aimed at securing planning permission for developments of more than 150 dwellings.

Graeme has also acted on the grant of commercial leases with annual rental figures ranging between £25k and £400k.

Personal synopsis

In his spare time, Graeme is a connoisseur of high-resolution music (pretentious as that may sound) and a fan of a wide range of genres.

Listening to Berlioz one day and Slipknot the next, Graeme is never happier than when exploring a new album.

He also enjoys travelling, reading and films and has a huge interest in political satire, especially anything from Armando Ianucci.

Graeme is yet to have any children, but has his eye on a pair of Burmese cats.

He also quite fancies a Doberman, although in all likelihood someone else would have to walk it for him!