Melissa Wilkins is a senior associate in the firm’s Business Law Department, a member of its Real Estate Industry group and a member of Goodwin’s PropTech and PropSci practices. Ms. Wilkins is a corporate/ transactional lawyer, has a range of experience in private M&A transactions and acts for a variety of stakeholders across the real estate sector. Ms. Wilkins has a focus on all aspects of investments in UK and European real estate, including structured sales and acquisitions and joint ventures, from single assets to multi-jurisdiction portfolios, and including operational real estate assets. She joined Goodwin in 2016.





Ms. Wilkins' recent matters include advising:

  • BentallGreenOak on the sale of a portfolio of 42 premium logistics assets across four Western European jurisdictions (France, Spain, Italy and Netherlands) for a consideration of around €1.2 billion, via a sale of a structure involving regulated and unregulated, listed and private vehicles.
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc., a U.S. public REIT, in its €1.635 billion joint venture agreement with Primonial Group.
  • A global real estate investment fund on the establishment of a new UK holiday parks brand, including joint venture and management agreements, site acquisitions, development and financing.
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe on its joint venture agreements with AXA Investment Managers, pursuant to which AXA acquired a 50% interest in a portfolio of Irish PRS assets owning residential and office assets worth over €700 million.
  • A global alternative asset manager on the establishment of a c. £150 million co-investment vehicle to invest in the acquisition and development of PRS schemes across three central London locations.
  • Gramercy Europe on its acquisition of a real estate portfolio previously held in joint venture with Goodman Property Trust.
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Wilkins was an associate at Taylor Wessing LLP.

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LL.B., 2008
University of Southampton
Legal Practice Course, 2009
Guildford Law School, College of Law



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