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Wedlake Bell LLP
71 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET
LONDON
EC4V 4AY
England
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Wedlake Bell

Position

Sarah is a partner and has been a real estate lawyer in the City of London for over 20 years and acts for investors and developers, landlords and tenants across the full property life cycle – acquiring, developing, selling and occupying commercial and development properties. She has particular expertise handling significant investment transactions, the acquisition of strategic land and advising corporate and retail occupiers on their property strategies. Her recent experience includes acting for an investment fund on multiple acquisitions of sites for redevelopment, totalling in excess of £50m pre-planning. Dealing with several HQ relocations (many in excess of 100,000 sq ft) to iconic and award-winning developments such as The Leadenhall Building, The Angel Building, Carmelite House and Nova South (Victoria). Acting for a publishing group on the acquisition of a lease and development of a 250,000 sq ft distribution centre with state of the art distribution and logistics technology. Acting for LK Bennett on numerous properties in their leasehold portfolio. Acting for The Francis Crick Institute on the £multi-million acquisition of land in central London for development of the world’s leading medical research centre.

Career

Sarah joined Wedlake Bell in September 2018 having previously headed the Corporate Real Estate team at RPC, where she was a partner for 11 years. Sarah started her career with RPC, qualifying into the Real Estate team in 1998. She had 5 years at Addleshaw Goddard’s London office between 2002 and 2007 before being invited back to RPC as a partner. Sarah has a degree in Law from King’s College, London. She also completed the Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law Guildford.

Memberships

Sarah is a member of the Revo Asset Management Committee. Sarah is a Non-Executive Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

Praised for its ‘diligent attention to detail, personal relationship management and depth of experience across the team’, City firm Wedlake Bell LLP acts for a wide range of domestic and international corporate buyers and funds in investment transactions. Led by David De Maupeou, the real estate group is noted for its capability in residential development projects, as well as mixed-use and business park schemes, with Kim Lalli being a key contact in this space, particularly for housebuilders and healthcare providers. David Roberts has considerable experience in investments arising out of the retail and logistics sectors, while Sarah Blunn and Suzanne Gill, who is commended for her ‘razor sharp mind’, are key contacts for corporate occupier matters.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Praised for its ‘diligent attention to detail, personal relationship management and depth of experience across the team’, City firm Wedlake Bell LLP acts for a wide range of domestic and international corporate buyers and funds in investment transactions. Led by David De Maupeou, the real estate group is noted for its capability in residential development projects, as well as mixed-use and business park schemes, with Kim Lalli being a key contact in this space, particularly for housebuilders and healthcare providers. David Roberts has considerable experience in investments arising out of the retail and logistics sectors, while Sarah Blunn and Suzanne Gill, who is commended for her ‘razor sharp mind’, are key contacts for corporate occupier matters.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

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Praised for its ‘diligent attention to detail, personal relationship management and depth of experience across the team’, City firm Wedlake Bell LLP acts for a wide range of domestic and international corporate buyers and funds in investment transactions. Led by David De Maupeou, the real estate group is noted for its capability in residential development projects, as well as mixed-use and business park schemes, with Kim Lalli being a key contact in this space, particularly for housebuilders and healthcare providers. David Roberts has considerable experience in investments arising out of the retail and logistics sectors, while Sarah Blunn and Suzanne Gill, who is commended for her ‘razor sharp mind’, are key contacts for corporate occupier matters.