Hogan Lovells advises LaSalle on three student accommodation transactions

Hogan Lovells has advised on a series of transactions in the student accommodation sector in the first quarter of 2014, completing three acquisitions for LaSalle Investment Management.

At the turn of the year, Hogan Lovells advised LaSalle on the acquisition of the 435-bedroom Victoria Hall complex in Wembley, followed by the acquisition from a joint venture between Bridges Ventures and Chancerygate of the Curve, a 350-bedroom development in Aldgate, and most recently the acquisition of Darley Bank, a 405-bedroom facility in Derby developed by Watkin Jones Group.

The Hogan Lovells team advising LaSalle on the Wembley and Aldgate transactions was led by global head of real estate Jackie Newstead and London real-estate senior associate Anthony Newton, assisted by tax senior associate Aaron Burchell and real-estate associates Matthew D’Arcy and Rosie Kent.

The Derby acquisition was led by London real-estate partner John Condliffe and senior associate Laura Oliver, again assisted by tax senior associate Burchell and construction associate Fongphu Tran.