Katherine Watts

Partner, Commercial Property 020 3465 4352 kwatts@maplesteesdale.co.uk vCard
Secretary: Kara May 020 3465 4361 kmay@maplesteesdale.co.uk
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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 and qualified in 1989
  • Assistant Solicitor at Lovells LLP, 1999 – 2001
  • Partner at legacy firm Lovells LLP, 2001 – 2009
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale LLP, 2009

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