Joe’s professional career has been dedicated exclusively to Commercial Real Estate law and he now leads the firm’s Commercial Property department.

He advises on all aspects of commercial property work, including investment deals, freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, property development, property finance and portfolio management.

Joe regularly advises on Northern Irish aspects of cross border and international deals.

He is privileged to act for a broad range of clients, both public sector and private and is particularly active in the Retail and Leisure, Energy and Renewables and Telecommunications sectors.
Joe is a committee member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Group.

Joe Marley
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Our clients tell it best.

  • “Joe Marley is a recognised leader in this field. He is exceptional and is the guy I would turn to before any other. He heads up the department and has led Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s commercial real estate team from strength to strength.”


  • “Joe has great experience in this area [Energy] and provides expert advice that is tailored to meet the specific needs of the business. Joe is very approachable and easily contactable.”

  • “Joe Marley attended to all our needs in a prompt manner and provided excellent advice as and when required, pre-empting issues arising.”

  • “We know that he takes a genuine interest in our business, and he really wants us to do well in every transaction.”

  • “Joe is an exceptional lawyer and his knowledge of the law is second to none. He has a real presence and authority on deals, yet is also very personable.”