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Dilukshi Leanage

Dilukshi LeanageSenior Associate

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I am a senior associate in the Real Estate and Development team and I advise on all mainstream aspects of commercial property, with a particular focus on investment work and development work.

With regards to my investment work I have wide range of experience acting for developers, high net worth individuals and equity investors dealing with acquisitions and disposals, as well as lettings, general property management matters and portfolio management. My portfolio management work has generally focused on high-end retail portfolios. With regards to my development work to date I have advised various clients with regards to site acquisition and assembly primarily focused on commercial, retail and mixed use schemes.

Real Estate

I have experience dealing with a wide range of commercial property matters, from acting on acquisitions and disposals for institutional clients to advising developers on the purchase of smaller sites as part of a larger site assembly project for redevelopment. I also advise various clients on portfolio management including drafting and negotiating agreements for lease, leases, agreements for surrender, surrenders, 1954 Act lease renewals, licences and deeds of variation. My recent experience prior to joining Lewis Silkin includes representing a high net worth individual with regards to a high value letting subject to multiple conditions in the West End as well as acting for a group of private individuals in their relocation from their current offices to a new head office facility in North London.

I have been involved in a wide range of non-contentious commercial property transactions which have involved advising a range of clients from institutional landlords to high net worth individuals, developers and small businesses. My experience includes acting for a variety of investors on the management of various portfolios including a retail portfolio in Central London, a retail portfolio in the West End, a mixed use portfolio in Central London and the management of a mixed use portfolio pending development in West London. I have also worked extensively on various industrial portfolios for institutional landlords throughout England. I also deal regularly with all aspects of landlord and tenant work, including drafting and negotiating agreements for lease, leases, agreements for surrender, surrenders, licences and deeds of variation.

Retail, Hospitality

Prior to joining Lewis Silkin I worked with various developer clients on their retail portfolios in Central London and the West End which included various high value lettings with multiple conditionality in addition to various management matters within the respective estates.

I have also acted for a developer client with regards to a mixed use portfolio in Central London from assisting in the acquisition of the portfolio through to devising various precedent leases and managing the portfolio to assisting in preparing the portfolio for sale.

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