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Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

Partner

Expertise

  • Real estate

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Catherine is a Partner in the real estate team and is the Living Sector Head. She advises on a broad range of real estate transactions for privately owned development companies/entrepreneurs to PLCs and household names and has particular experience acting for all stakeholders in commercial development schemes.

Catherine's experience includes advising:

  • various developers on their acquisitions and disposals of care home and Later Living sites. Catherine deals with the acquisition, pre-let, Forward Funding and Development Financing of properties.
  • Catherine led on the Project Spirit portfolio deal delivering four care homes to Baycroft (the Tenant) and the Aviva Lime Fund (the Fund) at a value of approximately £74 million;
  • BSH Home Appliances on the development and lease of a 1 million square foot logistics warehouse in Corby acquired on a forwarded funded basis by Big Box REIT. This was the largest “shed” deal of 2018;
  • on complex mixed use development transactions for developers and corporate occupiers;
  • well-known Hotel companies in their acquisition of turnkey development sites through conditional development agreements; and
  • Mercedes-Benz across all property portfolio matters including logistics and warehousing, development of new dealerships and acquisition and disposal of land.

Catherine joined Shoosmiths in 2015 having trained and worked at Addleshaw Goddard LLP for 13 years. Prior to joining us, Catherine also consulted for Fladgate LLP.

Education

LLB Law - The University of Leeds
Areas of Practice

Other legal services | Real estate

Articles

Modernising Property Taxes
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

The following article is a foreword to our ‘Modernising Property Taxes’ paper, which has been produced in partnership with think tank group, Radix, and can be downloaded for free below. Following the Government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’, many would have expected 2020 to see the political football of the UK’s housing crisis tackled...

Modernising Property Taxes
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

The following article is a foreword to our ‘Modernising Property Taxes’ paper, which has been produced in partnership with think tank group, Radix, and can be downloaded for free below. Following the Government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’, many would have expected 2020 to see the political football of the UK’s housing crisis tackled...

Home Working not the Panacea
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

This article forms part of our ‘New How: Perspectives’ report: ‘Home Working not the Panacea’. To access this free report, please click on the download link to the right of this page.   Home. Noun. Meaning: “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.” Not any longer. Home is now also where many of us work...

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