Joe Conder, a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group, focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including structured sales and purchases of high value investment properties, real estate development and development funding, real estate financing transactions and real estate sale and leaseback transactions. He has significant experience representing a range of investors and operators, sovereign wealth funds and open-ended funds and has advised a number of international funds, including those based in Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East, to invest in UK and continental European real estate.





Mr. Conder’s recent matters include representing:

  • Medical Properties Trust:
    • On the acquisition of a corporate structure which ultimately owns a portfolio of 30 acute care hospital facilities, valued at approximately £1.5 billion
    • On the acquisition and development funding of a new Circle operated hospital in Birmingham
  • DWS:
    • On the acquisition of a £600 million high end student accommodation portfolio and the management agreement with operator Vita Group
    • On the £370 million acquisition and forward funding of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) headquarters building in Stratford, east London
    • On the £240 million acquisition and forward funding of the new headquarters of Cancer Research UK and the British Council in Stratford, east London
  • Workspace on the £160 million acquisition of the Jersey company which owns Salisbury House at 28-31 Finsbury Circus, London EC2 and on the £98 million acquisition of 13-17 Fitzroy Street, London W1
  • KWAP (Malaysian state pension fund) on the £210 million acquisition, financing and subsequent £270 million sale of 88 Wood Street in London
  • Henderson Park on the £65+ million PRS joint venture with Greystar to acquire 180+ residential units across three sites in London
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc on the £204 million acquisition of 111 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1 – a 227,000 sq ft landmark, Grade A building located near Victoria station in London which is the headquarters of the Daily Telegraph
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2012, Mr. Conder was a partner with Linklaters, serving as head of its UK investment team and co-head of its global real estate sector group.


Mr. Conder has been ranked as a leader by major UK legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Clients report “Department head Joe Conder is a particular standout, famed for his extensive knowledge of investment-related transactions and structuring, sale and leasebacks, development funding and financing transactions.” “Joe is very good at taking ownership and accountability for a deal and doing everything in his power to ensure a successful conclusion.” “He is excellent.” Others go on to describe Mr. Conder as “a very good operator who is straightforward to deal with” and as being “strong both technically and commercially.”

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Law Degree, 1995
Nottingham Law School
Undergraduate Degree, 1993
Nottingham University



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