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Farrer & Co | Charles Anderson, Partner

Practice areas

  • Commercial Real Estate

Charlie has advised property clients, predominantly institutions and private offices, on investment, asset management and development projects for over 30 years.

Charlie is best known for his work on urban community developments for landowners and promoters and capital projects for major institutions as well as his work advising livery companies.

Charlie has over 30 years' experience in the commercial property market starting in the 1980s boom, then transacting for proactive clients in the 1990 downward cycle and and more recently exploiting the London and UK market as a destination for international capital. Charlie has been at the forefront of the development of urban communities and commercial projects reflecting the growing sophistication and flexibility of prime buildings.

His main areas of focus are

  • Investment and development projects for private capital, both international and UK. These projects are generally part of the client's long-term investment strategy and often as part of sizeable mixed-use portfolios
  • Urban community projects particularly for leading estates,  working on the promotion and delivery of  mixed use high quality design and sustainable communities, and
  • Capital projects for institutions and charities.

Charlie qualified as a solicitor in 1985.


  • Charlie is ranked in leading legal directories Chambers UK and The Legal 500 who say:

    "Great collaborator" Charles Anderson possesses a "phenomenal attention to detail that he applies in a very practical way," commentators state. Chambers UK 2018

    Charles Anderson is skilled in a variety of real estate matters including portfolio management, investment transactions and development projects. He regularly acts for institutional clients and charity organisations. "He is very thorough and very reliable," says one client, with another adding: "He's very good, very organised, very down to earth and turns things around quickly." Chambers UK 2017

    "Thorough and diligent" Legal 500 2017

  • Charlie writes and lectures on commercial property in the UK and abroad. He speaks at the annual Civil Society Charity Property Conference and chairs the Farrer & Co Charity Property Seminar series.

    Charlie is contributing to an urban community project initiative for The Prince's Foundation.

    Charlie is head of the Farrer & Co Livery Companies Subsector.

    Charlie is an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism.

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