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Charles Russell Speechlys expands real estate division with Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage

Charles Russell Speechlys expands real estate division with Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage


The firm proudly announces the appointment of Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage as Partners in the Real Estate group, enriching its already formidable team

Kim Lalli, joining from Wedlake Bell, brings a wealth of experience in real estate development transactions, specialising in acquisitions, disposals, and strategic land transactions. With her track record of handling projects exceeding £500 million, Kim's expertise will be a valuable asset to the firm.

Rafe Courage, previously with Gateley, brings his extensive experience in residential and mixed-use development to Charles Russell Speechlys' London office. His proficiency in negotiating complex agreements and navigating intricate infrastructure logistics will further strengthen the firm's capabilities.

Robin Grove, Divisional Managing Partner of Construction, Real Estate, and Disputes, expressed enthusiasm for the appointments, highlighting their potential to enhance the firm's housebuilding and regeneration team. He emphasised their ability to contribute significantly to the firm's Private Capital pillar, particularly in driving forward the Living Sector initiative.

Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage shared their excitement about joining Charles Russell Speechlys. Kim expressed her readiness for a new challenge and her commitment to growing her practice while collaborating with colleagues across different practice groups. Rafe echoed her sentiments, praising the firm's well-established reputation in regeneration and housebuilding and expressing his eagerness to contribute to its further growth.

Their appointments come amidst a series of strategic lateral hires this month, showcasing the firm's commitment to expanding its expertise globally. These include the addition of an international tax team in Singapore and new partners in Banking and Finance and Private Client divisions in the UK.

With the arrival of Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage, Charles Russell Speechlys reaffirms its position as a leading player in the real estate sector, poised to deliver exceptional service to its clients and drive sustainable growth in the industry.