Expertise

Leona is a real estate investment expert across the office, retail, logistics and light industrial sectors, and has worked with clients such as Columbia Threadneedle, BMO Real Estate and Aberdeen. She has particular expertise in large value portfolios and structuring or working with the investment funds to create opportunities for value enhancement.

She also handles an increasing amount of foreign investment into UK real estate by sovereign funds as well as family office investors. She leads Addleshaw Goddard’s South-East Asia team and is conversant with Shari’a compliant investment and funding structures.

Leona is also experienced in city centre mixed-use development projects, mainly retail/office and retail/residential, including site assembly, development agreements, forward funding agreements, and the pre-letting of the schemes. She has been involved with mixed-use schemes in Greenwich and Islington as well as retail parks in Bolton, Norwich, and Bristol.

Leona is the head of our Real Estate Sector team.

Professional memberships
  • The Law Society
  • The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
  • British Property Federation
Education
  • Law Society qualification date: September 1997
  • The College of Law (now The University of Law), Chester – Legal Practice Course (1996)
  • University of Westminster – Common Professional Examination (1995)

Malaysia

Our Malaysia Business Group has supported businesses working in Malaysia in a variety of sectors over many years, as well as Malaysian businesses working in the UK.

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