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Melanie B. Curtis

Partner
+44.(0)20.7360.8228
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Melanie Curtis is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. She deals with all aspects of commercial property transactions, including development, investment and letting. She has experience in dealing with structured transactions, sales and leasebacks, and re-gearing of tenants’ leases.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm in 1995, Melanie was a partner with another law firm where she acted for local and public authorities in relation to major shopping centre developments.  She qualified as a lawyer in 1982.

  • Acted for Janus Henderson UK Property Fund in connection with the site acquisition and development of a data centre at Millwall Outer Dock, London, E14
  • Acted for a private property investor in connection with the sale of prime properties in Mayfair
  • Acted for Janus Henderson UK Property Fund in connection with the site acquisition, development and letting of student accommodation in Durham and Kingston Upon Thames
  • Acted for a Canadian institutional investor on the acquisition of part of Smithfield Market and Caxton House in London and development agreement with the Corporation of the City of London
  • Acted for TH Real Estate on the acquisition of 50% stake in Princesshay Shopping Centre Exeter from Land Securities plc
  • Led the team acting for Topland Group Plc in the acquisition and financing of King William Street House and 150 Aldersgate Street in the City of London
  • Acted for London St James's Trust in connection with the acquisition of 50 Jermyn Street London SW1 from Alfred Dunhill Limited and an agreement for its redevelopment and lease back of the retail elements to Dunhill
  • Acted for Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund on the acquisition of retail warehouse parks in Swansea, Wrexham and Manchester
  • Acted for a private property company in the acquisition of a portfolio of c.50 former petrol filling stations for redevelopment
  • Advised Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund in connection with the exercise of pre-emption rights to acquire beneficial interests in the Birmingham Shopping Park
  • Advised CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust in connection with the acquisition and funding of £67.3m worth of institutional investment properties
  • Led the team advising CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust in connection with the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with Goodman Group to acquire up to £1billion worth of developed logistics investments in the UK and Continental Europe
  • Acted for Henderson Central London Office Fund in the acquisition of a mixed use development site at the Regent Quarter Kings Cross and its development jointly with P&O Estates
  • Acted for Jones Lang Lasalle Corporate Finance Limited in connection with the acquisition, funding and development of a site at Waterloo for Premier Inns