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Suzanne Davis

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Real Estate; Real Estate & Property Companies.


Suzanne Davis, Of Counsel, advises U.K.-listed property companies, individual entrepreneurs, and property investors in all areas of commercial property, including acquisitions, disposals, funding, developments, and lettings (acting for landlords and tenants) and for all types of property, including retail warehouse schemes, shopping centers, office buildings, new developments, and industrial parks. Suzanne has acted for: Metro Shopping Fund (a joint venture between Delancey Estates plc and Land Securities plc) on numerous acquisitions and disposals of their shopping centers, including all necessary management work; British Land PLC in acquiring, disposing, and refinancing a number of retail parks, in addition to being involved in ongoing management, including lettings to major retail tenants and reorganization of tenant line-ups at the parks; CBRE in connection with acquisitions of several development sites; and various clients on a number of flotations and refinancings. Suzanne also has been involved in various tax structures and joint venture property finance deals.


She has been at Jones Day since 1997 and was a partner from 2002 to 2007.




Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.


Durham University (LL.B. 1992); The College of Law, Chester (Law Society Finals with first class honours 1993).

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

‚ÄėThorough, flexible and ultra-responsive‚Äô, Jones Day¬†provides ‚Äėgood all-around service‚Äô to a variety of investor clients including private equity funds and REITs, and has experience across a wide range of traditional and alternative real estate assets. A key contact for student accommodation work, David Smith¬†advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on two development site acquisitions at the former Royal Mail sorting office, and is also assisting the client with multiple student accommodation developments in London. Smith also advised Cortland Partners on the formation of a joint venture for the development of PRS properties. The team also has experience in modular construction deals. In the logistics sector, Alistair Grant¬†advised CBRE Global Investors on its ¬£1bn joint venture with Prologis for a logistics property acquisition, which involved corporate and property due diligence for 22 logistics assets and a number of English management companies. In the retail space, the department has advised investors on various strategic shopping centre disposals, which included Suzanne Davis¬†assisting DV4 with the sale of a 50% stake in a Wandsworth shopping centre to Invesco. Further, Stephen Walter¬†and of counsel Jaskie Chana¬†have handled property disposals and letting transactions for British Land Company. Also recommended are of counsel Kirsty Rogerson¬†and David Roberts, who is instructed by REITs including Hansteen Holdings and LondonMetric Property. Alex Millar¬†left for Travers Smith LLP¬†in 2018.

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