Jo Preece

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Secretary: Sarah Garland 020 3465 4357
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Jo is a senior associate in the construction team with significant experience advising on development schemes, acquisitions and disposals, lettings and financings including drafting, negotiating and completing documents required for the construction team and providing construction input into agreements for lease, sale purchase agreements and financing agreements.

Professional experience:

  • Advised Aberdeen Standard Investments over a number of years in connection with numerous office and retail developments including advising on the acquisition of a portfolio of 5 distribution warehouses from Clipstone Logistics REIT for a headline price of £85.4m
  • Advised The Collective, a UK based property company, on a number of developments including the design and construction of a new high rise building including 706 units of residential accomodation at Canary Wharf and the development and financing at Palmerston Road of a mixed use development comprising of living accommodation, workspace and café/restaurant
  • Advising Deutsche Hypo on the construction aspects of a £34.5 million loan facility in relation to the financing acquisition costs and development costs in relation to a property in Oxford Street, London
  • Advised Capital & Counties Plc, a UK-based property investment and development company, on all demolition and construction aspects of the multi-billion pound redevelopment of Earls Court and Olympia to provide a landmark residential, exhibition and commercial centre in London's West End, including substantial work in the railway environment
  • Advised AEG, the owner and operator of The O2 Arena, on the professional appointments and building contract for the 'Up at The O2' walkway and viewing platform at The O2 Arena

Professional history:

  • Trained at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and qualified in 2010
  • Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 2010 – 2015 (including client secondments to Capital & Counties plc and Lend Lease)
  • Senior Associate at Maples Teesdale LLP, 2016

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