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Eversheds’ real estate group has set up a new multijurisdictional team to drive forward its international strategy.
Birmingham head of property Tim Webb will take on the role of head of real estate strategy for North America and Europe. He will work closely with French real estate partner Alexandre De Goüyon Matignon, Dutch real estate partner Christian Toorman and London-based partner John Butler, who heads the European investment team for property. Both the Paris and Amsterdam offices have a full-service property capability. Webb said: “We’ve got so many ideas about how to expand the practice and grow the group. I’m leading the team but working hand-in-glove with John, Christian and Alexandre. Essentially this will provide a strategic overview for our international offering.” The team’s aims include exporting property outsourcing and structured finance expertise. Henderson Global Investors and new client Lend Lease are among Eversheds’ existing property clients with an international reach. “We’ll be looking to expand opportunities within our extensive client base,” said Webb. “I’m passionate about these areas and aim to present a very public profile for Eversheds. We’ll be looking to deliver our aims within a very quick timetable.” The move was announced internally at Eversheds last week, at a monthly meeting of heads of department and sector groups. Commenting on his plans for North America, Webb said: “We’ve a network of firms that we do a large volume of transactions with, but the focus is to capitalise on relationships with funds.”