Elaine has over 10 years’ experience in the property industry and acts for investors, private equity firms and developers in relation to the acquisition and disposal of commercial assets and regularly provides Scots real estate support on high value cross-border portfolio acquisitions. She has bought, sold and managed multiple large-scale retail assets, including shopping centres and retail parks, and also acts for landlords in relation to the leasing and asset management of office buildings and industrial estates.

Elaine leads the Brodies' real estate restructuring team and has extensive experience acting for insolvency practitioners and lenders in relation to distressed asset sales and providing advice on real estate issues arising as a result of insolvency, including the care home, retail and leisure sectors. Elaine has acted on more than 20 portfolio loan acquisitions in the last 10 years and has unrivalled experience in the non-performing loan market.

Living Brodies' values

Elaine's ability to combine sound legal advice with a commercial and collaborative approach ensures that she meets her clients' objectives.

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  • Recently acted in relation to the acquisition of the largest Edinburgh city centre development site to come to the market in the last 10 years.
  • Regularly presented on the topic of CVAs at both real estate and insolvency focused events.
  • Shortlisted for the Rising Star of the Year at the 2015 Legal Awards.
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  • Legal 500 UK 2024 features Elaine for Commercial Property (Edinburgh & Glasgow).