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Candice Blackwood

Candice Blackwood

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French
Real Estate

Candice is a Partner in our Real Estate team. She specialises in large scale investment and development transactions acting for the private and public sectors. She has acted regularly on repeat investment from US REITS, international Private Equity investors and UK pension funds, on complex UK cross border real estate acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, institutional investments, urban regeneration, mixed use developments, and large asset management projects. 

Candice has particular expertise in Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate, including Hospitals (NHS and Private), Care Homes, Senior Living, Supported Housing and primary care GP polyclinics. 

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"You and your team were superb. All over this important deal all weekend so it was ready to go on Monday and you made it look easy! Our Board was really impressed."

Senior Investment Adviser, International REIT

Relevant experience

  • Environmental, Social and Governance investments in health, housing and alternative assets in the UK and Europe for NYC based global investment firm.
  • The sale and redevelopment for an international Facilities Management Company of a central London four-acre site to provide 297 residential units, office accommodation and a café, landscaped gardens and new public square.
  • 154 PRS and 82 Affordable Homes redevelopment in the London Docklands for a large residential property business and housing association, procured through the GLA's London Development Panel. The redevelopment includes new shops, landscaping and improved access to the adjoining transport hub and public park, with much needed new housing for London and local people.
  • The acquisition by Canterbury City Council of the Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury in two tranches funded by the Public Works Loan Board and the appointment of New River as asset manager. 
  • The proposed major redevelopment of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
  • A market leading social housing and healthcare REIT on their acquisition and active management of a £ multi million portfolio of more than 600 properties.
  • UK based institutional investors such as Aviva, Hermes, Railways Pension Fund and M&G on their UK property portfolio acquisitions and investments, including health and housing, for many years. 
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Education

  • LLB. Dip.LP. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • Awarded the Diploma in Property Investment in 2009 (Dip. IPF (Cantab)) 
  • Qualified with the Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of England and Wales 
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Memberships

  • British Property Federation Healthcare Committee.
  • British Property Federation Retirement Living Working Group.
  • Chair of the Women in Property National Steering Advisory Board. 
  • Investment Property Forum (participated for 9 years in the IPF Education & Strategy Committee).
  • ARCO .
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Publications

  • Prepared and co-ordinated the BPF's licence for the NHS use of Commercial Property in the COVID crisis.
  • Written for Care Markets.
  • Contributed to the Laing's Healthcare Market Review.
  • Wrote the real estate aspects of Outsourcing Contracts.  
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Lectures list

  • Regularly speaks at Real Estate and Health Industry events and conferences.  
  • Speaker at the CMS Thought Leadership "Urban Being - beds, sheds and meds".
  • Speaker at the Laing&Buisson Care Homes for Older People Report launch and at their Healthcare Real Estate Conference.
  • Speaker at the Operational Real Estate Conference on Senior Living and the Association of Retirement Care Operators Leasehold and Beyond event.  
  • Has run regular training seminars for various industry bodies on Investment in Alternatives.      
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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Candice is a Partner in our Real Estate team. She specialises in large scale investment and development transactions acting for the private and public sectors. She has acted regularly on repeat investment from US REITS, international Private Equity investors and UK pension funds, on complex UK cross border real estate acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, institutional investments, urban regeneration, mixed use developments, and large asset management projects. 

Candice has particular expertise in Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate, including Hospitals (NHS and Private), Care Homes, Senior Living, Supported Housing and primary care GP polyclinics. 

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Relevant experience

  • A major European REIT several landlords and lenders on the restructuring of various care home operations throughout the UK.  
  • Various care home portfolio acquisitions and development forward fundings by several US Healthcare REITs.
  • The real estate aspects of a complex joint venture between an Asia Pacific Fund and a US REIT and the asset management of more than 60 UK carehomes.
  • On the real estate investment financings and sales and leasebacks by Care UK of several newly developed care homes.
  • The acquisition and active management of a £multi million portfolio of more than 600 properties for a market leading social housing and healthcare REIT.
  • £200m healthcare ground rent transactions.  
  • The proposed investment by a major commercial property company in in a retirement living developer and provider.
  • The successful £1billion lease restructuring by KKR and Centerbridge of BMI Hospital Group's 58 site estate to facilitate a £250million capital expenditure programme.
  • Spire Healthcare's disposal and leasing arrangements with Genesis Care of two cancer centres.
  • August Equity's acquisition of Esland Care, a provider of residential childcare and education provider of bespoke specialist services to Local Authorities.
  • Schoen Clinic on the opening of their Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital, London.
  • A proposed major redevelopment of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
  • Candice also worked for many years with Barchester Healthcare, Richmond Care Villages, Cygnet Healthcare and various GP consortia on their property requirements.
     
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Education

  • LLB. Dip.LP. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • Awarded the Diploma in Property Investment in 2009 (Dip. IPF (Cantab)) 
  • Qualified with the Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of England and Wales 
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Memberships

  • British Property Federation Healthcare Committee.
  • British Property Federation Retirement Living Working Group.
  • Chair of the Women in Property National Steering Advisory Board. 
  • Investment Property Forum (participated for 9 years in the IPF Education & Strategy Committee).
  • ARCO .
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Publications

  • Prepared and co-ordinated the BPF's licence for the NHS use of Commercial Property in the COVID crisis.
  • Written for Care Markets.
  • Contributed to the Laing's Healthcare Market Review.
  • Wrote the real estate aspects of Outsourcing Contracts.  
more less

Lectures list

  • Regularly speaks at Real Estate and Health Industry events and conferences.  
  • Speaker at the CMS Thought Leadership "Urban Being - beds, sheds and meds".
  • Speaker at the Laing&Buisson Care Homes for Older People Report launch and at their Healthcare Real Estate Conference.
  • Speaker at the Operational Real Estate Conference on Senior Living and the Association of Retirement Care Operators Leasehold and Beyond event.  
  • Has run regular training seminars for various industry bodies on Investment in Alternatives.  
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Infrastructure & Projects

Candice is a Partner in our Real Estate team. She specialises in large scale investment and development transactions acting for the private and public sectors. She has acted regularly on repeat investment from US REITS, international Private Equity investors and UK pension funds, on complex UK cross border real estate acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, institutional investments, urban regeneration, mixed use developments, and large asset management projects. 

Candice has particular expertise in Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate, including Hospitals (NHS and Private), Care Homes, Senior Living, Supported Housing and primary care GP polyclinics. 

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Relevant experience

  • On the acquisition by Canterbury City Council of the Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury in two tranches, funded by the Public Works Loan Board, and the appointment of New River as asset manager.
  • Lead real estate partner for 10 years on the Liverpool town centre Grosvenor led 42 acre £1bn mixed use redevelopment known as Liverpool One.
  • Northampton Borough Council on the restructuring of their interest in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and adjacent bus station and carparking facilities.
  • Westminster City Council on their redevelopment of the Victorian dock and canal area and pumping station which became the several hundred flat redevelopment now known as Grosvenor Waterside.  
     
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Education

  • LLB. Dip.LP. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • Awarded the Diploma in Property Investment in 2009 (Dip. IPF (Cantab)) 
  • Qualified with the Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of England and Wales 
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Memberships

  • British Property Federation Healthcare Committee.
  • British Property Federation Retirement Living Working Group.
  • Chair of the Women in Property National Steering Advisory Board. 
  • Investment Property Forum (participated for 9 years in the IPF Education & Strategy Committee).
  • ARCO .
more less

Publications

  • Prepared and co-ordinated the BPF's licence for the NHS use of Commercial Property in the COVID crisis.
  • Written for Care Markets.
  • Contributed to the Laing's Healthcare Market Review.
  • Wrote the real estate aspects of Outsourcing Contracts.  
more less

Lectures list

  • Regularly speaks at Real Estate and Health Industry events and conferences.  
  • Speaker at the CMS Thought Leadership "Urban Being - beds, sheds and meds".
  • Speaker at the Laing&Buisson Care Homes for Older People Report launch and at their Healthcare Real Estate Conference.
  • Speaker at the Operational Real Estate Conference on Senior Living and the Association of Retirement Care Operators Leasehold and Beyond event.  
  • Has run regular training seminars for the various industry bodies on Investment in Alternatives.      
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