Neil Ferguson advises European and international clients on complex real estate transactions, with a particular focus on public and private M&A and joint ventures.

Drawing on more than two decades of real estate private equity experience and his sophisticated understanding of the private capital landscape, Mr. Ferguson delivers commercially driven counsel to key market participants, including real estate funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and financial institutions. He guides clients through every stage of the real estate investment lifecycle, including in matters involving:

  • Joint ventures
  • Single-asset and portfolio M&A transactions
  • Preferred and structured equity
  • Co-investments
  • Financings, refinancings, and disposals
  • Restructuring

He helps clients navigate transactions involving a multitude of asset classes, including data centers, student housing, film studios, retail shopping centers, hotels, offices, logistics facilities, and long-term care homes. He brings particular experience in complex joint ventures and platform joint ventures, as well as cross-border transactions across nearly every European jurisdiction.

Mr. Ferguson leverages his deep insight into how global real estate funds operate to develop strategic solutions for clients. In addition to his vast experience in private practice, he served on secondment in Morgan Stanley’s London-based real estate division during the take-private of Canary Wharf Group.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Ferguson serves on the Associates Committee.

Mr. Ferguson maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising on real estate matters for local nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Ferguson’s representative clients include:

  • Aermont Capital
  • AGC Equity Partners
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners
  • Brookfield
  • Digital Realty
  • Highbrook Property Fund
  • Intriva Capital
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate
  • Partners Group
  • Quantum Energy Partners
  • StepStone Group

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, College of Law, 1995
  • CPE, City University of London, 1994
  • M.A., Oxford University, 1993