Overview

Claire is a Director in the real estate team in Edinburgh, having joined the firm when the Edinburgh Office was established in the summer of 2019.

She is an experienced operator in the larger real estate sector with emphasis on investment acquisition and disposals, hotel and leisure, student accommodation, real estate finance and property development. Her clients include investors, private companies, occupiers and funders and as such she works closely with the firm's planning, construction and banking teams on all matters; drawing on expertise from across the firm to deliver for clients.

Experience
  • Advising on the Scottish aspects of a sale and leaseback of the Holiday Inn Express Atlas Portfolio of 43 hotels.
  • Advising on the real estate aspects of the corporate sale of a portfolio of five star hotels. Leading on property due diligence, property aspects of the share purchase agreement and liaising with foreign lawyers.
  • Investment purchases and sales throughout Scotland.
  • Asset management of high profile multi-let Edinburgh office block, to include the negotiation of leases and other ancillary leasehold documents.
  • Advising on the purchase of two high profile student accommodation development sites in Scotland.