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Clare Whitaker, Partner

Clare Whitaker


Office Location Head

Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Real estate
  • Real estate investment

Practice notes

Clare is a partner in our Real Estate group.  She advises on all aspects of commercial real estate and her clients include institutional investors and corporate end users.

Clare specialises in hotel and leisure transactions, including hotel management agreements and franchise agreements.  She also has significant experience of corporate M&A transactions both in and domestic and cross‑border context.

Highlights of Clare’s recent experience include:

- the acquisition of a large multi-let industrial estate for £180m

- the redevelopment and letting of a parade of retail units in Cambridge town centre

- the acquisition of a newly constructed branded hotel at Stansted Airport

- management and franchise agreements for two new hotel developments in Leicester City Centre