Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of Omega Poole, who will join the firm on Tuesday 23 April as a Partner in the Real Estate department. Omega will be part of the Real Estate Finance Group, bringing the additional offering of debt advisory services for the firm's clients. She joins from Brown Rudnick, where she was also a Partner.
Omega qualified and practised as a solicitor at Herbert Smith prior to attaining an MBA from INSEAD. She was a Director in the Corporate Finance team at CBRE immediately before joining Brown Rudnick. There her practice straddled legal, commercial and corporate services, advising clients with private capital investing in, or financing, pan-European real estate.
She is experienced in advising on transactions that vary in terms of geography, structure and industry – including single asset, portfolio, direct or credit investments. Taken together with the legal advice Mishcon de Reya's Real Estate lawyers provide, clients will now be able to benefit from integrated services throughout real estate transactions, from sourcing of debt to completion.
Commenting on Omega's appointment, Mishcon de Reya Partner Nick Strutt, who heads up the Real Estate Finance Group, said:
"Omega's arrival brings a new offering for our clients, which directly tackles the growing challenges for borrowers. She is an impressive individual who will help our clients navigate the market during these unsettled times, advising on the many alternative financing opportunities that are emerging in order to help them secure the best deals possible.
"Her appointment will complement our current financing offering, which includes advising borrowers and lenders on all aspects of real estate finance. This move speaks to our overarching vision of offering more holistic, broader consultancy services to our clients, whose needs are constantly evolving."
"The team at Mishcon is experienced across all property sectors and advises a range of sophisticated clients, and the firm has a reputation for a commercial and entrepreneurial approach. For these reasons, I am really excited to grow my practice here, and to add value to Mishcon's existing client base wherever possible. Working closely with my new colleagues, we will look to develop an intimate understanding of our clients' commercial drivers and priorities in order to deliver the highest quality advice."