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Stewart Womersley, Partner

Stewart Womersley


Practice areas

  • Corporate

Practice notes

Stewart is a partner in the Eversheds Sutherland corporate practice and heads up the indirect real estate team. Stewart’s practice is unique within the corporate and funds teams as his skills and practice cover both indirect real estate and real estate funds.

Stewart’s indirect real estate practice specialises in complex joint ventures, real estate M&A, governance of real estate operating and holding structures, management agreements, profit sharing arrangements and everything that is corporate and real estate. Stewart’s funds practice focuses on all aspects of establishment, operation and management of onshore / offshore real estate funds, including main market and offshore private REITs.

Stewart’s recent transactions include:

• Acting for The Collective on the establishment of an offshore joint venture structure to acquire a 300 unit development site in Wandsworth, with senior and mezz finance;

• Acting for UPP on the structured acquisition of c. 1200 purpose built student units at Swansea University for c. £120m

• Acting for Sheen Lane Developments on a series of structured forward sale residential development assets in the UK for c. £100m

• Rasmala and a Middle Eastern investor on the establishment of an offshore Sharia compliant joint venture structure to acquire three warehouse assets in Dortmund, Germany for c. £130m

• UPP on the conversion of the business from a Jersey holding structure to an offshore private REIT

• Schroder Investment Management on the restructure of their flagship WELPUT fund.

Stewart’s commitment to the real estate sector is further evidenced through his involvement with the Investment Property Forum, in particular his work to establish the Next Generation group in 2011, and 2015 he spent six months on part time secondment as acting head of legal for Schroder Real Estate.