Manisha Desai has over 15 years' experience in a wide range of commercial real estate matters. She has acted for institutional investors, corporate occupiers, and developers in relation to retail, industrial, and office premises. She also has acted on the property aspects of corporate transactions and on auction sales.
Her recent work involves acting for Hansteen on acquisitions and disposals, the grant and renewal of leases (rents ranging to £380,000), agreements for lease with respect to landlord's works, other management matters for their portfolio of industrial estates, and on their purchase of an industrial estate in Telford for £2.3 million subject to eight leases and their sale of part of an industrial estate in Billingham for £6.65 million subject to two leases. Her other representative clients include The British Land Company, Goodman UK Limited, and London Metric.
In addition, Manisha has worked as a professional support lawyer (PSL), where her role included updating precedent documents, arranging training for lawyers, and writing internal update bulletins. She joined Jones Day in 2014 after having worked at leading city firms.
- The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 1997); King's College London (LL.B. 1996)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales