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Louise Ward, Partner

Louise specialises in investment and commercial development matters.


Louise is a real estate partner specialising in investment and commercial development work. She acts for a wide mix of investors, developers and corporate occupiers across a number of real estate sectors including office, retail and leisure, life sciences and healthcare, for clients including BioMed Realty, L.P, David Lloyd Leisure Limited and Caring Homes Group. She has also acted on real estate finance transactions with a number institutional funders.

Louise advises on the full property cycle from acquisition, development, pre-letting, funding and eventual sale and takes a proactive approach to leading a multi-disciplinary team. She also has specific experience of advising new entrants into the UK property market and project managing portfolio transactions with overseas elements.

Louise is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Acted for BioMed Realty on the acquisition of a multi-let science park with a value of £130 million and subsequently on development pre-letting agreements and management matters at the park
  • Acted on the first UK acquisition by a Chinese insurer of an £800 million trophy London building
  • Acted for the seller on a portfolio sale and ground leaseback transaction over 44 leisure sites, including a £450 million re-finance of the whole portfolio
  • Advised an investment client on the management and eventual £35m sale of a multi-tenanted London office building
  • Acting for Derwent London on the Agreement For Lease to Nimax Theatres of a new 600 seat theatre development in Derwent’s Soho Place.  This is the first new west end theatre in 50 years and will completely transform the public space at Tottenham Court Road. We undertook all the Real Estate and Construction work on the pre-letting agreement.