Capsticks' growing housing team welcomes three new Development Partners
We are delighted to announce that Development Partners Chimi Shakohoxha, James Howard and Spencer Vella Sultana have joined Capsticks’ growing housing team from Clarke Wilmott. Chimi joins as Equity Partner and will lead Capsticks’ development team, supported by recent recruits, Associate Jonathan Winckworth and Lawyer Jenny McNeill.
The housing team now has 15 partners nationwide with ambitious plans to expand our full service offering to the sector.
Chimi previously co-led Clarke Wilmott’s housing team and specialises in property development, regeneration and mixed use developments for public and private sector housing. Chimi has provided advice and guidance on land acquisition, site assembly, low cost home ownership, stock transfer issues, onward disposals and VAT and SDLT in property transactions for clients in Central London and the South.
Spencer has worked within the development and commercial property sector for several years, acting for social housing and developer clients in high value real estate and development transactions involving acquisition, disposals, construction and planning matters.
James’s expertise includes working with a wide range of registered providers and developer clients in all aspects of land acquisitions, site assembly and disposals and stock rationalisation. James has considerable experience in commercial lease work and dealing with estate regenerations and expertise in LCHO.
Chimi commented: “This is a great time to make the move to Capsticks as they continue to expand their housing and development offering. We join a very strong group of specialists and I am confident that as we help further build the housing real estate team, we will be in a unique position to support our clients’ new homes and regeneration programmes.”
Head of Capsticks' housing team, Partner Philip Brown commented, “We are delighted that Chimi, James and Spencer have joined us as we grow our fantastic team of specialists. Their development expertise will complement that of our renowned housing team and will be of great value to our clients throughout the country. We look forward to welcoming further team members from Clarke Wilmott later this year, as part of Capsticks' commitment to our clients in the housing sector.”