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Tamsin Simmonds

Senior Associate - Commercial Property

My experience

I am a Senior Associate in the Commercial Property team.  My main areas of expertise include:

  • pre-let agreements & leases;
  • general non-contentious landlord and tenant work;
  • institutional & mezzanine funding;
  • section 106 agreement reviews;
  • option agreements;
  • sales & acquisitions;
  • corporate support in share sales and purchases; and
  • portfolio management.

Examples of my work include:

  • acting for developer/owner of major new shopping centre and town centre development with mixed use residential and restaurant use;
  • cinema and retail units including letting to major anchor tenant, providing construction warranties, dealing with the pre-lets of all units, developing precedent documents for use throughout the scheme and on-going legal management of the scheme;
  • purchase and financing of £15m leisure park and pre-lets and lets off;
  • £150m refinancing of major town centre development with other high street properties within the portfolio;
  • purchase of £20m portfolio of former high street banks with management of portfolio to include sales off, lets and pre-lets and refinance;
  • purchase, sales and refinancing of portfolios across the country for major provider of supported living to include drafting of care operator nomination agreements;
  • acting for developer client in purchase, subsale and leaseback then short term commercial lettings, including arranging institutional and mezzanine finance and refinancing within portfolios;
  • acting for management company of public park in negotiating and agreeing leases and providing general support and advice; and
  • acting for owner of mixed use retail and office space with total rent roll of over £500k to include surrender of existing leases then pre-lets to tenants including large coffee chain to include initial set up of lease documents following major refurbishment.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and throughout my career have worked at various well known national and London firms. I am highly regarded by my clients and will go the extra mile to get a job done. I enjoy working with clients on large portfolio acquisitions with the ensuing sale off and letting work with on-going property management aspects. I have a strong corporate social responsibility background and have previously acted for clients in the charity and education sector both in offering legal support as well as being chair of trustees of a charity foundation.

How I’ve helped our clients

Tamsin led the legal team handling the retail and office lettings for our investment. Tamsin was diligent, always available, proactive and commercial in quickly converting HoT to completed leases, which was essential to the over performance of our business plan.

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Tamsin made a daunting job relatively easy, thinking for me and interpreting my instructions and working very well with my professional team. She is an invaluable asset to have on your side and also is charming and a pleasure to work with.

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