Devonshires expands real estate and projects team

Devonshires has strengthened its Real Estate and Projects Department with the appointment of Dan Moan as a partner, specialising in commercial property.

Joining from Kingsley Napley, Dan brings more than 15 years’ experience to Devonshires. Based in London, he will be responsible for expanding and developing the firm’s commercial property and property finance offerings.

His expertise includes advising on office and industrial lettings for both landlords and tenants, sales and acquisitions of commercial property for investors and developers, asset management, corporate acquisitions, property finance and the restructuring of property portfolios. He is also experienced in wider development work, including site assembly, conditional contracts, overage and collaboration agreements.

Neil Toner, Devonshires’ Head of Real Estate said: “We are delighted that Dan has agreed to join our team, bringing with him a wealth of commercial property experience and contacts.

“He has a pragmatic, commercially-focused approach to his work and ‘can do’ attitude, which will ensure transactions are completed as effectively as possible. In conjunction with our existing team, this expertise will ensure we can continue to provide concise, commercially-focused advice to clients at all stages of the development pipeline.

“His appointment underlines our commitment to investing in our team and will benefit our housing association, private developer and commercial clients as well support our Real Estate business development.”

Dan added: “It’s great to have this opportunity to join Devonshires, a firm with property at its heart. I’m looking forward to working closely with Devonshires’ clients to structure and manage their commercial property portfolios for maximum efficiency in line with their own KPIs and wider business models.

“Devonshires’ commitment to development, regeneration and the wider property market means that they are an ideal fit with my experience, so I’m looking forward to being part of a growing team and helping the firm further strengthen its market position and brand awareness.”

Devonshires’ Real Estate and Projects Department comprises 38 lawyers, including nine partners. Since January 2017, the department has recruited seven new lawyers to further strengthen its offer for the Real Estate sector.

Recent hires include:

  • Paralegal, Emmanuel Lawal, who joined on 16 January 2017;
  • Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer, Rachel Keenan, who joined on 6 March 2017;
  • Solicitor, Graham Davies (3 years PQE), who joined on 3 April 2017;
  • Partner, Robert Turner (28 years PQE), who joined 2 May 2017;
  • Solicitor, Charlotte Edwards (4 years PQE), who joined 8 May 2017; and
  • Solicitor, Philip Evans (3 years PQE), who will be joining the team on 26 June 2017.

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