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Wheatly MacNamara
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CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Based in our London office, Wheatly MacNamara concentrates her practice on real estate acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, particularly in private equity. She represents such leading international fund sponsors as The Blackstone Group, KKR, Round Hill Capital, BC Partners and Northwood Investors. Wheatly has notably advised Blackstone in multiple transactions – including in its €947.9 million acquisition of a majority stake in Testa Residencial, its €12.25 billion sale of Logicor, its acquisition of OfficeFirst Immobilien, and its $23 billion acquisition of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone Real Estate in connection with its €12.25 billion sale of European logistics company Logicor to China Investment Corporation
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners in connection with its €30 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Banco Popular S.A.’s real estate asset portfolio
  • Blackstone-advised funds in connection with the €947.9 million acquisition of a majority stake in Testa Residencial SOCIMI
  • Blackstone in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Telereal Trillium to bid for and complete the agreed acquisition of Network Rail’s £1.5 billion commercial estate portfolio
  • KKR in the acquisition and disposal of the Great Western Retail Park in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Round Hill Capital in connection with a strategic minority investment in Round Hill by Dyal Capital Partners
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners in connection with the acquisition of the real estate assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at approximately $23 billion
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV in connection with its acquisition of OfficeFirst Immobilien
  • Northwood Investors LLC in connection with its $992 million acquisition of more than 7.1 million square feet of office and industrial properties located throughout the United Kingdom from funds managed by Highcross Strategic Advisors Limited
Education
  • Stanford Law School, 2005 J.D.
    Stanford Law Review; Stanford Journal of International Law
  • Duke University, 2001 B.A.; B.S.
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2006
Wheatly MacNamara is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s London office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. Wheatly’s main area of concentration is real estate, an area in which the Firm has a preeminent international presence.

Wheatly concentrates her practice on real estate acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, particularly in private equity. She represents such leading international fund sponsors as The Blackstone Group, KKR, Round Hill Capital, BC Partners and Northwood Investors. She has notably advised Blackstone in multiple transactions – including in its €947.9 million acquisition of a majority stake in Testa Residencial, its €12.25 billion sale of Logicor, its acquisition of OfficeFirst Immobilien, and its $23 billion acquisition of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate.

Wheatly has been recognized for her excellent work in leading international teams in complex multibillion-dollar deals. She has recently been named a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by Law360, recognized as one of the 2018 “Hot 100” in the “Dealmaker” category by The Lawyer, and profiled in Legal Business as one of the “Alphas,” a small group of female deal stars in London.

Wheatly started her career at Simpson Thacher in 2005 and was made partner in 2016. She received her J.D. in 2005 from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Journal of International Law. She received her B.A. and B.S. from Duke University in 2001.

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