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Cheryl Gurnham

Partner

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

Cheryl is a partner in the Real Estate team. Cheryl’s work is split between investment, development and asset management work. She has a particular interest in mixed use developments, including rights of light and lease structuring. She is also interested in sustainability and ESG and is part of a working group with the Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings.

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Relevant experience

  • Land Securities PLC – A number of sales, including Holborn Gate, 160-162 Queen Victoria Street and Thomas More Square. The asset management for both London and retail portfolios. The development of The Forge. Acting on their corporate debt structure.
  • Great Portland Estates PLC – The acquisition, development, letting and sale (including lease structuring) for Rathbone Square, a mixed use scheme, with 162 apartments, office premises (let to Facebook) and retail/restaurants. The development, letting and sale of 78/92 Great Portland Street and 15/23 Riding House Street. 
  • Pension Schemes – Dealing with asset management, investment purchases and sales and development acquisitions.
  • PSP Investments and QuadReal – The purchase, joint venture (with URW) and development funding of Cherry Park, a 1,200 apartment BTR scheme next to Westfield Stratford City.
  • CPP Investments – The joint venture with Lendlease and the investment in BTR buildings in Lendlease’s Elephant Park, London development.
  • QuadReal – The acquisition of a majority interest in eight Realstar Group PRS and student assets in the UK.
  • DTZ Investors’ COLIV fund – The purchase and development funding of three co-living assets in London.
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Lectures list

  • Navigating the mixed-use maze – Part 1: buying mixed-use properties – November 2014, RICS CPD Foundation
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Education

  • 2001 – LLM Commercial Law, University of Bristol
  • 2000 – LLB Law, University of Bristol
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09/12/2021
Back­ing bet­ter build­ings
Ret­ro­fit­ting was an im­port­ant theme at COP26, with many speak­ers high­light­ing the be­ne­fits of a ‘pre­serve and im­prove’ strategy, rather than de­moli­tion to en­able de­vel­op­ment. As about 10% of the UK’s...
08/12/2021
Back­ing bet­ter build­ings
Ret­ro­fit­ting was an im­port­ant theme at COP26, with many speak­ers high­light­ing the be­ne­fits of a ‘pre­serve and im­prove’ strategy, rather than de­moli­tion to en­able de­vel­op­ment.As about 10% of the UK’s...
27/07/2021
More video high­lights from the CMS Smart Cit­ies and ESG Roundtable event...
22/07/2021
Video high­lights from the CMS Smart Cit­ies and ESG Roundtable event fea­tur­ing...
11/05/2021
Abi­gail Dean, An­drew Knight and James Pel­latt videos from Smart Cit­ies...
 Abi­gail Dean, An­drew Knight and James Pel­latt dis­cuss a num­ber of ESG is­sues in the videos be­low.
14/04/2021
Video high­lights from the Smart Cit­ies & ESG Roundtables
For 8 years in a row, the Real Es­tate team at CMS has pro­duced an an­nu­al Thought Lead­er­ship re­port based on ma­jor pieces of in­dustry re­search, ad­dress­ing key is­sues fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor and ex­plor­ing mar­ket trends. Our 2019 Thought Lead­er­ship re­port, titled Urb­an Be­ing, in­dic­ated that we were go­ing to see un­pre­ced­en­ted levels of in­terest and in­vest­ment in all forms of ren­ted ac­com­mod­a­tion in Europe’s lead­ing cit­ies that would re­shape the loc­al hous­ing mar­kets from an eco­nom­ic and polit­ic­al stand­point, but more im­port­antly would bet­ter re­flect how people of all ages want to live, work and play in our cit­ies in the fu­ture. In par­tic­u­lar, we ex­plored how af­ford­ab­il­ity and sup­ply is­sues, coupled with shift­ing tech­no­lo­gic­al, eco­nom­ic and life­style factors, were shap­ing de­mand for ren­ted res­id­en­tial solu­tions across gen­er­a­tions and so­ci­et­al groups.
05/08/2020
Sec­tor-fo­cused ESG ad­vice
Ori­gin­ally con­ceived fol­low­ing the United Na­tions launch of six re­spons­ible in­vest­ment prin­ciples in 2006, ESG (En­vir­on­ment, So­cial, Gov­ernance) is now be­ing ad­op­ted as a frame­work not only for fin­an­cial...
07/05/2020
GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
12/12/2019
CMS joins the Green Fin­ance In­sti­tute’s Co­ali­tion for the En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency...
CMS is pleased to an­nounce its role as a found­ing mem­ber of the Green Fin­ance In­sti­tute’s (GFI) Co­ali­tion for the En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency of Build­ings (CEEB). The CEEB is the first co­ali­tion to bring to­geth­er...
31/10/2019
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Real Es­tate: Trends, Op­por­tun­it­ies and Chal­lenges - Key...
CMS’ real es­tate and real es­tate fin­ance teams re­cently hos­ted a pan­el dis­cus­sion ex­plor­ing some of the trends, op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor in the en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial...
25/09/2019
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in real es­tate: trends, op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges
As the real­it­ies of cli­mate change and in­equal­ity be­come clear, there is no ques­tion these are fun­da­ment­al con­cerns for the real es­tate in­dustry. With the polit­ic­al agenda driv­ing zero car­bon tar­gets...