People

Sophie Dickens

Partner

Location

London (West End)

Contact Sophie

T: +44 (0)20 3486 3453

E: sdickens@geraldeve.com

Sophie is a Partner in our West End office agency team, part of the central London transactions team.  She has 10 years’ experience specialising in providing office disposal advice to owners, developers, property companies, institutions and occupiers. This includes design development and refurbishment advice on new and refurbished office buildings as well as providing leasing strategy and marketing recommendations. She also has experience selling freehold office buildings with vacant possession.

Clients include Derwent London, Motcomb Estates, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, The Food and Drink Federation, Aberdeen Asset Management, Delancey and The Pollen Estate.

Sophie has also completed a 13 month secondment (March 2014 – April 2015) at Derwent London working in the in-house offices and retail leasing team. She worked on a number of refurbishments and new developments across central London including One Oxford Street, 1 Stephen Street, 80 Charlotte Street, Holden House, The Copyright Building and White Collar Factory.

Specific experience
The Copyright Building (Derwent London) – Acting on behalf of Derwent London, Sophie agreed a pre let 18 months ahead of practical completion of the entire office (87,150 sq ft) element of The Copyright Building, 30 Berners Street W1 to Capita Business Services (“Capita”).  Sophie worked on the development while at Derwent and was subsequently instructed on the leasing on her return to the team.

6 Catherine Street (Food & Drink Federation) – Acting on behalf of owner-occupier clients The Food & Drink Federation, Sophie advised on the freehold sale of their 10,500 sq ft head office on Catherine Street in Covent Garden. She achieved a record capital value of £1,420 per sq ft, reflecting a £750,000 premium on the guide price. A sale and short term leaseback was undertaken at the same time to allow acquisition of their new offices at 10 Bloomsbury Way, significantly reducing the client’s occupational footprint and cost.

105 Piccadilly (Motcomb Estates) – Sophie has retained the instruction for advising on the refurbishment and leasing of offices at the building for ten years over which time there have been three different owners. Most recently she has transacted on two upper floors on behalf of Motcomb Estates, asset manager to The Reuben Brothers.