Catherine is a London- based Partner in the Real Estate Team and the Head of the firm's Living sector. 

Catherine advises on a broad range of real estate transactions for privately owned development companies/entrepreneurs to PLCs and household names acting for developers, investors funders and end users on complex mixed use developments. 

She has particular experience acting for all stakeholders in residential development schemes and is an expert in structuring and delivering forward funding transactions.


Recent experience includes:

  • Acting for major investors forward funding BTR schemes across the UK.
  • Acting for various developers on major regeneration projects in London.
  • Acting for a vertically integrated Developer Contractor on their acquisition pipeline, JVs and forward funding transactions.
  • Acting for the lender on an innovative refinance of a portfolio of properties owned and operated by "best in class" Integrated Retirement Community operator
  • Acting for a well-known Student Accommodation developer and operator on their diversification into Later Living and their acquisition of their first site.
  • Acting for an established budget hotel operator for over 15 years on their development pipeline.
  • Acting for a Net Zero Carbon Hotel chain on their expansion in the UK by way of Joint Venture, TOGC, and traditional property acquisitions.
  • Advising various Later Living developers on acquisitions, pre-lets, forward funding and development financing of their development pipeline.
  • Leeds LLB 1999
  • Catherine Williams – excellent detailed knowledge, personable, super responsive, commercial and pragmatic. Never flustered
  • I have worked with Catherine Williams for many years and it is rare to work with someone who always finds a way through by simplyfying and keeping positive