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Louise Ward, Partner

Louise is a partner in the Real Estate team specialising in commercial investment and development work.

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

Louise advises on the full property lifecycle 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 ranked as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in Legal 500.

Experience

  • 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

  • Advised Derwent London on the £170m sale of the Johnson Building;

  • Acted for David Lloyd Leisure on a portfolio sale and ground leaseback transaction over 44 leisure sites, including a £450 million re-finance of the whole portfolio

  • Acted for BioMed Realty on the acquisition of a long leasehold interest in the Babraham Research Campus and subsequent development and pre-letting of the life sciences space

  • Acted for Derwent London on the sale of 40 Chancery Lane for £121.4 million.

  • Acted on the first UK acquisition by a Chinese insurer of an £800 million trophy London building

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