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Shoosmiths LLP

APEX PLAZA, FORBURY ROAD, READING, RG1 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868800
Fax:
Fax 03700 868801
DX:
117879 (APEX PLAZA)
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Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Nathan Rees

Tel:
Work 03700 868875
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Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

A partner in Shoosmiths' Thames Valley real estate team, Nathan is experienced in dealing with all aspects of commercial property, with a particular focus on investment and development work, together with high-value lettings and pre-lets. Nathan has acted for many years (while at Nabarro LLP) for various REITS including Land Securities and Great Portland Estates, as well as public sector organisations. Transactions of note in recent years include acting for Land Securities on the sale of the St John’s Shopping Centre in Liverpool, and the letting of Moorgate Hall, EC2 to Mace Limited. Other notable transactions include acting for local authorities on development agreements including phased, multi-site agreements; acting for Autogrill Catering UK Limited on its lease of major premises at the Eurotunnel Terminal in Folkestone; acting for Nissan Motor (GB) Limited in respect of a development agreement for lease of a major new dealership site; and acting for a number of corporate occupiers on their headquarters relocations.

Career

Trained Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarro LLP), qualified 2002, partner Shoosmiths 2012. 2000-02, Nabarro Nathanson, training contract; 2002-07, Nabarro, associate; 2007, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, associate; 2007-12, Nabarro, senior associate; 2012, Shoosmiths, partner.

Education

Cardiff High School; Nottingham University (1998, LLB, 2:1); Nottingham Trent University (1999, Legal Practice Course, commendation).

Leisure

Running, golf, cycling, snowboarding.


South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Shoosmiths LLP specialises in handling high-value, complex real estate transactions, with a focus in recent times on telecoms, development and corporate occupancy instructions. Clients of note include McKay Securities, Calor Gas and Allegro MicroSystems. Alan Corcoran, the head of the firm’s southern real estate offering, led a team advising Mattel group companies as tenant and guarantor in respect of the relocation of its main UK distribution hub to a new facility in Leicester. Head of the Reading real estate team Nathan Rees acts for major property investors on large-scale acquisitions and disposals, as well as asset management for property owners and occupiers. Rees recently advised Mabey Hire on the relocation of one of its key southern distribution depots to a larger site, with support from associate Nick Dalgleish and tax partner Daniel Kennedy. Senior associate Marcus Devanny has extensive experience of acting for institutional investors, property funds and corporate entities in the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold properties and large portfolios.

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