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Carolyn McKay

Carolyn McKay

Senior Associate | Real Estate

Jane Guinety
Jane Guinety is Carolyn's PA

About Carolyn

An accomplished real estate lawyer, Carolyn specialises in commercial landlord and tenant work. Carolyn acts for corporate bodies, charities, housing associations and individuals on a range of real estate matters including portfolio acquisitions, estate management, disposals and property finance matters.  

Her work includes assisting Connection Retail with the opening over 30 new stores and distribution sites, including newly developed and existing units, as well as managing acquisitions and ongoing estate work.

Carolyn was involved in assisting Hays Travel to acquire the leases of the old Thomas Cook shops following its collapse.

Social Housing

Carolyn enjoys working with housing associations to really make a difference. Recently she has been working with registered providers on collaboration schemes with developers and care providers to set up homes for life for vulnerable adults. She was seconded to Home Group in 2013 where she led on a significant property finance transaction. Carolyn also manages the Bernicia Group commercial leases.

Charities & Social Enterprise

Carolyn regularly carries out real estate work for charitable organisations. Her clients include both YMCA North Tyneside and YMCA Wearside and she has recently worked for YMCA Derbyshire. She is also a regular attendee at Headway Arts’ board meetings, and they work with adults with down’s syndrome through performance arts.

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