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Gilbert Nesbitt


t. 02891 271035
e. gnesbitt@wilson-nesbitt.co.uk

Gilbert is a real estate lawyer and the firm’s senior partner.  He specialises in complex large scale residential and social housing schemes.  Gilbert advises a mix of real estate developers and local Housing Associations.

Key Experience

Gilbert’s key experience includes:

  • Advising Radius Housing Association on the Northern Irish real estate elements of its £105m bond issue to 7 global institutional investors.
  • Advising on the acquisition and redevelopment of the 75 acre Castlebawn Scheme in Newtownards from administrators by a syndicate of local investors;
  • Advising on the acquisition of the 10 acre Hillview Retail Park, Crumlin regeneration project by a local developer.
  • Advising Radius Housing Association on a major 20 acre brownfield acquisition and redevelopment as social housing and commercial offices.
  • Advising Radius Housing Association on multiple design and build acquisitions to facilitate development of social housing units.


  • Member of the NI Commercial Property Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).