Suki Hardy is a partner in the Commercial Property team.
Suki qualified in 2002 and joined Gardner Leader as a property partner in the Commercial team in 2017, having previously been a partner at a specialist commercial real estate practice, based in Oxfordshire.
Suki has broad experience in all areas of commercial property work, with an emphasis on the property development sector, portfolio management, electronic communications and landlord and tenant matters.
Commercial Property Experience
Suki is highly experienced in commercial property matters which encompasses acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development of land (including residential, commercial and industrial properties). She joined Gardner Leader in 2017 bringing extensive experience in property development and investment work (both commercial and residential), to include co-ordinating the UK property holdings of multi-national corporations.
Property developer Rivar Ltd and a trail of other loyal clients continue to benefit from Suki’s expertise in property development portfolios. She has particular experience in the telecommunications and data centre industries, advising operators on all aspects of real estate and infrastructure matters.
- Acting for developers in relation to site acquisitions and onward sales, to include negotiating overage provisions, site assembly and multi-party transactions, options and conditional contracts, easements and infrastructure agreements.
- The acquisition of key sites for the installation of electronic communications equipment as part of a new UK national core optical network providing optical connectivity and capacity.
- Advising retailers on key lettings and associated property management matters.
- Acting for a global internet hosting and cloud computing provider in respect of its UK property requirements, to include an office expansion (involving 260,000 sq ft to include the pre-let of a headquarters building together with options and pre-emption rights in respect of future expansion space) and data centre requirements.
- Co-ordinating the UK property holdings of a multi-national corporation with products available for purchase through distributors and retailers in nearly 200 countries.
Legal Directories and Awards
- Suki was listed as a Recommended Lawyer for Commercial Property in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings. With the team being commended on their “ability to respond quickly with a depth of experience and enthusiasm”, as well as their “excellent local knowledge and pragmatic advice”.
Suki Hardy qualified in 2002.