We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Whittaker as Legal Director. Andrew is the latest addition to the platform’s highly experienced legal team and will report directly into Karen Dunstan, Precede Capital’s co-founder and General Counsel. In his new role, Andrew will support the firm’s active corporate and transactional work at both borrower and investor level.
Andrew joins Precede Capital from Addleshaw Goddard LLP, where he worked for over four years and latterly served as Legal Director of Real Estate Finance. He was previously a Senior Associate within the Real Estate Finance team at Hogan Lovells International LLP and an Associate operating across the Banking and Finance teams at Taylor Wessing LLP. Andrew has built an outstanding track record of providing legal support on complex transactions across acquisitions, developments and investment financings.
Andrew’s appointment continues the build-out of Precede Capital’s highly experienced team with significant expertise in structuring complex transactions for large-ticket financing solutions. The platform recently announced a funding partnership with investment firm Carlyle, which has so far completed two loans with a cumulative value of over £330 million, and partnered with London Wall Lending to provide an £82 million loan for a prime residential development in Chelsea.
Commenting on Andrew’s appointment, Karen Dunstan, co-founder and General Counsel of Precede Capital, said: “We are incredibly pleased to have Andrew join our legal team. With over a decade of experience within real estate, his expertise and insightful counsel will prove invaluable as we continue to grow as a firm and deliver efficient financing solutions to our borrowers.”
Andrew Whittaker, Legal Director at Precede Capital, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Precede Capital’s dynamic team. The speed with which the firm has built an active pipeline of development financing opportunities is hugely impressive, and I am looking forward to working closely with Karen and the team on this range of complex transactions.”