Samantha Lake Coghlan is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Group and co-Chair of the London office. Ms. Lake Coghlan advises on the structuring, establishment, operation and restructuring of real estate private investment funds and other structured real estate investment vehicles.

Ms. Lake Coghlan advises fund managers and a range of investors on closed and open ended real estate funds, co-investments, club deals, joint ventures, segregated accounts and other corporate real estate transactions. She also advises on related matters, including carried interest structures, set-up of fund manager platforms and management team spinouts.

Areas of Practice




Ms. Lake Coghlan has represented: 

  • NREP, a pan-Nordic real estate investment manager on the establishment of NREP Logistics Property Fund, a €1.1 billion long term capital Nordic logistics real estate fund, seeded with an initial portfolio of 49 logistics properties.
  • Ares Management on the raising of Ares European Property Enhancement Partners II, a European value add fund, which held its final close with total commitments of €665 million.
  • NREP on the establishment of its NREP Nordic Strategies Fund II (NSF2) which has an investment capacity of €1.7 billion and will invest primarily in the modern logistics, necessity-driven retail and residential sectors in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
  • PGIM Real Estate on the formation of a joint venture structured as a limited partnership with the Third Swedish National Pension Fund, AP3, to buy retail properties across Germany.
  • Brookfield Office Properties in its 50/50 joint venture with Concord Pacific, an international residential specialist, to develop a 50-storey residential property at Principal Place in Shoreditch in London.
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth management (formerly RREEF Real Estate) on the establishment of a real estate joint funding structure with a sovereign wealth fund to purchase One Angel Square in Manchester.
  • GreenOak Real Estate Advisors on the establishment of a fund to acquire Allen House, a prime six-storey residential property located on Allen Street in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
  • HIG Capital in relation to Bayside Capital’s (a credit affiliate of HIG Capital) joint venture with M7 Real Estate to acquire light industrial real estate in the Netherlands.
  • Ares Management on the establishment of various real estate co-investment vehicles investing in Germany, the UK and other European jurisdictions.
Professional Activities

Ms. Lake Coghlan is a member of the Advisory Board of WiLEF (Women in Law Empowerment Forum).


Ms. Lake Coghlan is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds 2017 as a leader in the field.

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Diploma in Law, 1996
Guildford, Surrey, UK, College of Law
B.Sc., 1994
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK



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