People

Emma Woolsey

Associate

Location

Birmingham

Contact Emma

T: +44 (0)121 616 4816

E: ewoolsey@geraldeve.com

Emma is an Associate in the Birmingham office and joined the Firm in 2011. She has over 10 years of general practice experience, specialising in providing lease consultancy (rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears), and rating advice to a broad range of commercial clients.

Lease Consultancy Advice

Emma advises clients on all aspects of the lease event process from budgeting exercises to negotiation and settlement of cases and when necessary preparing Submissions for Arbitrations and Expert Determinations.

In addition she helps identify and secure opportunities to extract value for our clients from their portfolio i.e. removal of break options, early renewals, re-gears, extensions into vacant neighbouring premises.

Emma’s occupier clients include WH Smith, Pizza Express, Azzurri Restaurants (ASK and Zizzi), Costa and KFC. She acts for landlords including CBRE Global investors and University of Warwick.

Rating Advice

Extensive experience of rating matters having dealt with appeals during the 2005 and 2010 Revaluations for both public sector and private clients dealing with a multitude of property types including schools, leisure centres, office and industrial properties, high street retail, large food stores and manufacturing warehousing.

Emma also specialises in providing business rates advice on leisure and entertainment properties such as pubs, nightclubs and hotels throughout the Midlands.

Principally responsible for Derby City Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and Redrow Homes with regards all their rating matters, including reporting, forecasting, budgeting and day-to-day client liaison.  Other rating work includes advising clients such as Alliance Boots, Whitbread, Gala Coral, Johnsons Dry Cleaners, Mitchells & Butler, Greene King and Hays.

Emma is a RICS Registered Valuer and member of the Rating Surveyors Association.