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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Lee Jackson

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Lee is a partner in our Real Estate group.

He has a wealth of experience within the direct and indirect real estate market, advising on the acquisition, development and financing of complex real estate assets. This includes the sale of one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, the purchase of major trophy assets for UK and overseas investors and the development of one of London’s most complicated schemes. Lee also advises private equity funds on real estate elements of multi £billion pan-European non-performing loan purchases, often being tasked with managing large teams of lawyers across Europe.

With the private rented sector having become one of the UK’s fastest growing real estate investment classes, Lee is a well known figure in the sector, assisting a number of funds to achieve their growth ambitions.

Lee has a leading role in some of Eversheds’ key relationships, including Aberdeen/SWIP, Legal & General, Rassmal and Glebe. He also has an extensive network of industry contacts, and when not transacting deals, he is creating them by making introductions between clients and other contacts.

Lee also sits on a number of charity committees with strong links to the real estate industry including the Community Security Trust, chaired by Gerald Ronson and YN Property, which Lee has helped raise £100,000’s and organise one of London’s leading property events.



London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

‘Uber impressive in every aspect of its real estate service’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises inward investors, REITs and major institutional players on development projects and large single asset and portfolio investment transactions. In the student housing space, Nicholas Bartlett advised LetterOne on the £870m sale of a portfolio of student housing to iQ, which represented 5% of the student housing market in London. Richard Lampert acted for Avanton in connection with the site assembly for a mixed-use development at Old Kent Road, including the pre-sale of social housing units to A2Dominion. Additionally, Angus Ford assisted Grainger with its purchase of 234 units of a PRS scheme in Sheffield. Lee Jackson advised China Cinda Asset Management on its £500m acquisition of a portfolio of 26 UK-based hotels from Bain Capital. The team is well-known in the hotel and leisure space, where Susan Samuel acted for Hilton Worldwide in relation to the sale of three Hilton hotels and the negotiation of a franchise agreement with the client’s landlord for those hotels. Samuel also advised Yum! Brands on the refranchising of 200 UK KFC stores, which involved the transfer of title to 14 separate franchisees. The group has also been involved in a number of headline letting transactions, which included department head Bruce Dear advising Facebook UK on the lease arrangements for its new West End HQ, and Tom Goldsmith acting for Expedia in relation to the high-value tripartite lease agreement for its new European HQ in Islington. Similarly, Dear advised KPMG on the sale and leaseback of its Canary Wharf HQ, while landlord instructions included acting for Blackstone on the complete letting arrangements for the Adelphi Building in London’s West End.

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