Kennedys targets growth with hire of new UK Head of Real Estate and Construction

Kennedys has hired Amanda Hanmore as its new UK Head of Real Estate and Construction, as it targets further growth in this sector.

Amanda is joining Kennedys from Trowers & Hamlins, where she headed the Birmingham real estate department.

A leading figure in the property market, Amanda has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector, specialising in leading development and regeneration projects throughout the UK. Amanda was listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 2019. She was also listed in the elite ‘Leading Individuals’ list in The Legal 500 UK 2021 for Real estate: Commercial property (Birmingham).

She regularly deals with complex, high-value joint ventures and forward-funding transactions, and acts for big-name property investors such as local authority pension funds and major occupiers.

Some of her notable achievements include:

  • Leading the team acting for the Great Manchester Pension Fund in relation to its multi-million pound joint venture and investment in the Circle Square Manchester, a high profile mixed-used scheme.
  • Leading the team advising the West Midland Pension Fund in relation to its various real estate investments and ongoing management.
  • Advising the ExtraCare Charitable Trust in relation to its joint venture with the Bournville Village Trust to develop and manage an ExtraCare retirement village.

Ben Aram, Head of Kennedys’ Corporate and Commercial division, says: “The strengthening of the UK real estate and construction practice across our London, Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham offices is key to our future growth strategy in a marketplace undergoing significant transformation, not least as a result of Covid-19.”

Amanda has the perfect combination of know-how, connections and experience to lead a team that will quickly make its mark.

Amanda Hanmore says: “This is an exciting opportunity to make a big impact. Kennedys offers a unique platform of UK and international capability with a client base that is driving a lot of activity in the property market.”