Vanessa is an extremely experienced real estate practitioner with over 20 years' experience in the sector.  She specialises in commercial real estate with an emphasis on investment, asset management and development.  She regularly acts for landowners, developers and occupiers. Recent experience includes:
  • Advising a national charity in connection with its property investment and asset management portfolio and in connection with the disposal of land for third party development and in connection with collaboration agreements with a number of local authorities for the promotion of land for development.
  • Advising a cinema operator on various aspects of its Real Estate interests including refinancing, and the acquisitions.
  • Advising a hotel operator in connection with the acquisition under development agreement and lease of a site at Heathrow terminal 3 for the development of two budget hotels.


  • Advising in connection with the disposal of brownfield sites including options and overage provisions.


  • Advising a variety of lenders in connection with the funding and refinancing of a range of real estate projects including residential development schemes, mixed use and retail investment acquisitions.


  • Advising in connection with the acquisition, asset management and ultimately the disposal of prime shopping centres in Manchester and Liverpool, including the pre-letting of the Liverpool shopping centre.


  • Advising a developer client in connection with Estate management aspects of its residential and mixed use development schemes.


  • Advising a major sports retailer in connection with the acquisition of new stores.


  • Advising in connection with the disposal of a portfolio of garden centres.


  • Advising in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of residential development sites at various stages of development


  • Advising in connection with the whole life of student accommodation developments from site acquisition to disposal.


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