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Katherine Watts

Katherine Watts

Katherine Watts

Position
Partner, Commercial property
Telephone
020 3465 4352
Email
kwatts@maplesteesdale.co.uk
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Secretary: Kara Cheeseman

020 3465 4361

kcheeseman@maplesteesdale.co.uk

Sector expertise: 

  • Leisure and hotel acquisitions and lettings
  • Shopping Centre acquisitions and lettings
  • Forward funding and development of student accommodation and generally
  • Corporate owners/occupiers

 

Professional experience:

  • Advised Rockspring UK Value 2 Fund on the property aspects of its acquisition from InfraRed Capital Partners, by way of share sale, of Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Liverpool for a value of approx £38m and acting on the new lettings at the Centre
  • Acting for Lone Star Group and Ellandi LLP on the management of Grays Shopping Centre, Essex
  • Acting for Legal + General on the development and letting of mixed use office and retail property At Strand Island Site, London
  • Acting for a German fund on the management of a significant office and retail site in London EC1
  • Acting for Cineworld on the acquisition and development of various cinemas throughout England and Wales
  • Advising Fragrance Group on the management lettings of various hotels in Torquay, Blackpool, Manchester and Harrogate acquired by the Group
  • Acting for Legal + General on the acquisition, development and letting of mixed use office and restaurant building in Soho
  • Advised Rockspring UK Value Fund on the acquisition, development and ultimate disposal of the office development at Velocity, Brooklands, Weybridge
  • Advised Rockspring UK Value Fund on the acquisition of and subsequent lettings at Cambridge Research Park, Cambridge
  • Advised a leading global company on the relocation of its UK headquarter and advising on  the disposal of redundant sites and the acquisition and development of new sites

 

Professional history:

  • Trained and practised at Norton Rose 1987-1998 (qualified in 1989)
  • Assistant Solicitor at Lovells LLP 1999-2001
  • Partner at legacy firm Lovells LLP 2001-2009
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale LLP 2009

 

Memberships of professional / academic bodies:

  • Federation of Corporate Real Estate Advisors (Founding Member)
  • Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (Vice-Chairman)
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