Eleanor Crawford-Drake

Senior Associate, Corporate and commercial 020 3465 4301 ecrawford-drake@maplesteesdale.co.uk vCard
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Ellie is a senior corporate real estate lawyer with experience in a broad range of transactions covering a number of jurisdictions and including the use of W&I insurance, various purchase price adjustments and tickets reaching $300m. She has significant experience in corporate acquisitions and disposals, ranging from single asset to multi-company portfolio transactions, establishing and managing joint ventures, acting for minority or majority shareholder investors and company management and restructuring.

Professional experience:

  • Acquisition of 65,000 sq ft part-let site in Knightsbridge to be split into multi-let office space and a residential penthouse
  • Early-stage debt and equity investment into a hotel venture in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
  • REIT to REIT disposal of a newly refurbished block of student housing units
  • Disposal of a 98 government-let properties across the UK
  • Disposal of 100,000 sq ft of commercial office space to the majority tenant in Hertfordshire

Professional history:

  • Trained and qualified at Reed Smith, 2014 – 2018
  • Associate, Maples Teesdale, 2018
  • Senior Associate, Maples Teesdale, 2022