Tim Coplestone is a Partner and Head of Real Estate at Wilkes, specialising in commercial real estate development. Over the last 20 years he has built up a solid reputation in the Birmingham real estate market.

He trained and qualified at Wragge & Co and worked in the development team there, moving to Eversheds private developer team in 2005, joining Wilkes in 2009.

Tim’s developer clients are primarily West Midlands and London based but he also works for numerous developers across the country. He is currently working on a number of large projects in Birmingham and London, which when they become publicly unveiled, will be very high profile.

These include:

  • Site assembly of a major 200+ mixed use residential lead scheme in Digbeth for a London based family office.
  • A prominent city centre boutique, 15 storey hotel scheme.
  • Acquisition, redevelopment and sale of 2 mews houses and 2 apartments in Chelsea.
  • The development of former industrial buildings at Icknield Port Loop for a mixed-use scheme.
  • Redevelopment of a leather factory in the Jewellery quarter for a 100 unit residential scheme.

The team has also developed into a full service secured lending team acting for many banks and private lenders. Through a competitive tender process, Tim secured Wilkes onto the national panel of four law firms for a major challenger bank.

In addition to his role as a Partner, Tim is also the firms Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

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Tim has advised a wide range of developers, landlords and tenants and his main passion and  expertise is in site assembly, development set-up and funding for both small and complex developments alike. His approach is very commercial, Tim provides solutions.

£30m refinancing with Coutts Bank of office and residential blocks, Paintball Centre and Indoor Go-cart track at London Docklands for private Jersey off-shore investor

£12m LMA refinancing of mixed use office block in Shoreditch for private London family office

Site assembly for mixed use commercial development in Birmingham City Centre

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

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If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

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Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

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