Ayesha Qayum Director, Real Estate

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    Ayesha Qayum specialises in commercial property and has a broad range of experience advising on all aspects of real estate transactions including acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, landlord and tenant related matters, development work, portfolio management and property finance.

    Ayesha assists and advises a wide variety of clients including corporate and individual property investors, financial institutions, restaurants, asset managers, developers, retailers and institutional lenders.

    Outside of work Ayesha enjoys reading, keeping fit and international cuisine.

    "The team is efficient, helpful, proactive and able to get to the point in a professional but friendly manner."

    Chambers UK, 2019

    In detail

    Recent experience

    • Acted on behalf of a large pension fund in connection with its acquisition of a large portfolio of public houses
    • Acted on behalf of an investment company in connection with its multi-million pound purchase of 47 hotels across the UK
    • Advised on various office lettings of commercial buildings in Shoreditch on behalf of a high net-worth family;
    • Acted on behalf of an anaerobic digestion provider in connection with its financing and refinancing of five sites across the UK

    Career history

    • 2021 – Present: Director, Memery Crystal
    • 2016 – 2021: Associate, Memery Crystal
    • 2013 – 2016: Associate, Reed Smith, London
    • 2009 – 2010: Solicitor, Al Sayyah Advocates and Trench & Associates, Dubai
    • 2007 – 2009: Assistant Solicitor, Maclay Murray & Spens, London
    • 2005 – 2007: Trainee Solicitor, Maclay Murray & Spens, London

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