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Pro-active, knowledgeable and easy to work with

Alex Hutchings

Head of Real Estate & Partner

Once you’ve found the space, you just want the keys, and it’s Alex’s role to help get you there.

Every commercial property is different; whether you want to run a restaurant group, open a cinema or regenerate a town centre, Alex works with you to understand what’s most important to you and negotiate the best outcome for your business.

Alex and the Real Estate team look to protect your investment and provide peace of mind that you can do what you want to do.

He builds lasting relationships with clients and works in partnership with them to see their vision come to fruition.


“Alex has worked with us on a good number of projects now and has been excellent. He always understands our requirements perfectly, helps us get exactly what we need and does so in an efficient and timely manner. I recommend him to anyone and everyone who asks.

Also, he is a legend.”

(Dan Joines)

“Alex gives a personalised service and makes me feel comfortable to ask, sometimes uneducated questions to help guide me to the best commercial outcome. Alex provides a swift and professional service that helps to make the daunting process of negotiating commercial leases enjoyable. I have worked with Alex on several projects to date and will continue to do so.”

(Chelsea Finch, Creator and Director District Coffee/Where.s Fred.s)

“We have worked with Alexander Hutchings since our first ever property negotiations in 2014, and he has now completed five leases for us. We’ve always found him accommodating, knowledgeable and easy to work with, and we believe we’ve always ended up close to the most tenant-friendly results achievable. We feel he takes a real interest in our business and has gone out of his way to make introductions where needed.”

(Joe Dowling, Brand Manager Four Quarters Arcade Bars)

“As we’ve expanded the retail side of our business with multiple new properties Alex has been by our side every step of the way providing perfect personalised legal support. We couldn’t be happier with the service we’ve received from Alex and the team.”

(Tom Bott, Co-founder Signature Brew)

Alex, partner and Head of  Real Estate, focuses on commercial property with a specialism in hospitality and leisure. Prior to joining Greenwoods, Alex spent 12 years at a boutique property firm in the West End.

He advises a variety of clients, from property developers and investors to boutique restaurant groups, on the acquisition, disposal and management of their estates.

Alex’s clients tend to be:

  • Restaurateurs/chef patrons
  • Leisure and competitive socialising operators
  • Developers of all sizes
  • Commercial occupiers
  • Landlords

Some of Alex’s recent transactions include:

  • The acquisition (subject to planning and works) of a leasehold interest in a Grade II listed property to be redeveloped as a boutique four screen cinema, together with an option over the superior leasehold interest
  • Lease of premises for an independent coffee roastery
  • Strategic land promotion agreement for a developer client over a logistics development site

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