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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

BRIDGEWATER PLACE, WATER LANE, LEEDS, LS11 5DR, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 498 4994
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12027 LEEDS-27
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www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Susan Samuel

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Work +44 113 200 4259
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Susan is a partner in our real estate practice group.

Susan leads our consumer/retail services team in real estate. Susan’s clients include a number of high profile UK and international retailers, corporate occupiers and institutional and private funds, and real estate investors.

Susan has over 18 years of experience in real estate and her areas of expertise include:

  • Store roll outs for UK and international retailers 
  • International expansion and global real estate transactions (offering one point of contact and a streamlined service across EMEA, Asia and the Americas) 
  • Shopping centre asset and property management 
  • Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios, individual sites, forward funding of development and real estate structuring for investors, propcos and developers 
  • "Business As Usual" aspects of real estate, including drafting and negotiating property leases for retailers, corporates, investors/landlords.

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Position

Partner


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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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

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

Clients praise the ‘highly impressive’ team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, which ‘stands out for the dedication, care and respect it shows clients’ and its ‘ability to manage difficult and challenging circumstances with calmness, poise and brilliant expertise’. The practice, led by George Bacon, is recognised for its investment, development and real estate finance expertise and knowledge of the hospitality, leisure, retail and education sectors. Susan Samuel leads the firm’s hospitality and leisure group globally; she ‘is an extension to the clients’ teams and fits perfectly within their culture’. Samuel’s recent highlights include acting for Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) on the refranchising of 200 UK stores, while Bacon’s recent work includes advising the Government Property Agency on the letting of a new hub office for the HMRC in Leeds and handling Meyer Bergman’s pre-let of an office building to The Office Group. The team also advised Yorkshire County Cricket Club on the financing of the North stand at Headingly Stadium and assisting Legal & General with its investment in Newcastle Science Central, a new science park for the University of Newcastle. Other noteworthy team members include real estate investment specialist Stephen Felstead, Sue Buckworth, who focuses on international mandates; and principal associate Simon Harris, who advises institutional investors.

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