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Addleshaw Goddard

3 SOVEREIGN SQUARE, SOVEREIGN STREET, LEEDS, LS1 4ER, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 209 2000
Fax:
Fax 0113 209 2060
DX:
12004 LEEDS
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Andrew Williamson

Tel:
Work 0113 209 2064
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Andrew is a real estate partner with a broad range of experience and expertise in all aspects of real estate but with a particular focus on the sale and purchase of significant investment property and large scale portfolios, investment and property management and acting for national occupiers throughout a range of sectors. Andrew leads large property teams for several of our major institutional and corporate occupier clients and on corporate transactions with a substantial property element. Acting for and leading a client team for Travelodge Hotels Limited in relation to its rapid expansion plans in the budget hotels sector for nearly ten years; leading a team of 32 lawyers acting for British Land in relation to a sale of a 50% share in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre (a deal valuing the complex at £1.53bn).

Career

Trained Benson Flint (now Wake Smith) Sheffield; qualified 2000; commercial property solicitor lrwin Mitchell Solicitors (September 2000 to September 2004); real estate associate (September 2004 to September 2007), real estate managing associate (September 2007 to May 2009), real estate legal director (May 2009 to April 2015), real estate partner (May 2015 to date) Addleshaw Goddard.

Education

The Hayfield Comprehensive School Doncaster; University of Humberside (now University of Lincoln) (1997 BA Hons Law & Business 2:1); Nottingham Law School (1998 LPC Commendation).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘excellent level of service, outstanding knowledge and responsive approach’ places it ‘head and shoulders above most of the firms in the space’. The ‘unbelievably helpfulBruce Lightbody, leads the practice, which includes Lucy Sturrock, who ‘really makes an effort to understand her clients’ business from a commercial and legal perspective’ and regularly acts for retail and leisure sector clients; Ian Smith, who advises institutional investors; investment property and portfolios sales expert Andrew Williamson; and development funding specialist Anna Heaton. In a recent highlight, Lightbody advised Leeds Beckett University on the procurement and development funding agreement relating to the acquisition of a site adjacent to the University’s city centre campus for a new performing arts building. Further mandates for the department include recently promoted partner and energy sector specialist Peter Mason assisting Hull Eco Park with the development of an energy business park, legal director Lesley Reeves acting on the disposal of four retails parks to Edison Property Investment Company for Stadium Group, and Sturrock and Williamson handling over 40 acquisitions and developments for Travelodge Hotels.

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