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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Helen Annable

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Helen is a partner in the occupiers team of our real estate practice group. She specialises in all types of corporate occupier real estate work, including acquisitions, sale and leasebacks, disposals and corporate transactions.

Her recent experience includes: acting for Unipart Group of Companies on the strategically important leasehold acquisition of warehouse premises in the Midlands, acting for Hozelock Group on its sale and leaseback of warehouse and manufacturing premises at Midpoint Park in Minworth and acting for Mitchells & Butlers Retail Limited on a number of out of town new build developments for use as a public house and hotel.

In the the summer of 2006 Helen and Iftkhar Ahmed led a cross-office team of in excess of 30 fee earners acting for Mitchells & Butlers Retail Limited on the package disposal of 100 plus public houses for a value in excess of £100m.

Helen has wide-ranging experience of all corporate occupier transactions.



West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles agenda-setting transactions across real estate asset classes, ranging from infrastructure and retail through to office space and residential. David Jones handles commercial developments and heads the firm’s Birmingham real estate team – he advised SEGRO EMG on the site acquisition and pre-letting elements of the planned East Midlands Gateway rail freight terminal. Gurjit Atwal is the firm’s global real estate sector head – he handles retail, student housing and leisure deals such as advising Landsec on purchasing three outlet centres from Hermes Investment Management for £333m, which was partially structured through Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs). Helen Annable advised a hospitality company on the sale of 73 pubs across Great Britain as going concerns for £50m. Meg Heppel advised HM Revenue and Customs on pre-letting 22,300 sq m of space in 3 Arena Central. Philip Medford, the head of the residential development practice, advised Taylor Wimpey on purchasing the former Flightshed in Longridge for residential development in a transaction conditional on remediation. Mark Chester is a new hire from Gowling WLG – he and Iftkhar Ahmed advised Iron Mountain on the purchase of two leasehold data centres for £83m – one in Slough, the other in Singapore. Other clients include the Blackstone Group, which Atwal advised on selling a £460m social housing portfolio to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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