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Caroline O'Flaherty

As a Partner in the Commercial Property team, Caroline O’Flaherty, specialises in acquisitions, disposals, property development and finance.

Working across a variety of sectors, from office, retail, and industrial to leisure, Caroline has particular expertise in property portfolio management and leasing work.

Highly experienced in all aspects of commercial property and development, Caroline frequently advises on complex, high value acquisitions. A significant player in the housing association sector, she advises clients such as Stonewater Ltd, Pobl Group, Linc Cymru Housing Association and Curo Group on urban regeneration, extra care and mixed-use developments. She has recently been recognised for her outstanding work in the sector, winning the title of ‘Consultant of the Year’ at the National Women in Housing Awards, in October 2018.

Caroline is a member of our Education sector team and regularly advises educational institutions and has advised Cardiff University, since 2000, on its estate portfolio. More recently this included advising on the landmark re-development of the University’s Centre for Student Life. She works closely with Coleg Gwent and is heavily involved in their new Newport Information Quarter and Torfaen Learning Zone.

Other notable projects include the Wales Millennium Centre, a major regeneration site at Old Town Dock Newport and Mulberry Park – a multi-million-pound redevelopment of a former MOD site in Bath.

Caroline also frequently speaks at Community Housing Cymru (CHC) conferences.

Work History

Caroline qualified in 1998 at Geldards LLP and joined Hugh James as a Partner in 2012.