The international law firm has named Eva Hucker, originally from Australia, as the new director of global corporate real estate. She will take to her role in Bakers’ Hong Kong office.
The newly created role is designed to underpin the firm’s plan to grow and further strengthen its corporate real estate practice, with a strong focus on serving clients across the firm’s prioritised industries, including the consumer goods, retail and technology, media and telecommunications sectors, according to a statement from Bakers.
Ms Hucker brings to her new role over a decade of experience in advising many multinational companies on the acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial, retail, industrial and rural properties.
Throughout her career she has assisted clients in the negotiation of development, preservation and procurement documents, and she has also advised on issues relating to asset management of commercial and retail property portfolios.
The statement from Bakers noted that some of her clients include Fortune 500 companies in the technology and retail sectors, as well as institutional and private real estate investors and sovereign wealth funds.
“Rising cost pressure, growth of co-working spaces, new leasing standards and technology advancements are forcing many companies to re-evaluate their corporate real estate strategy and operations,” said Jose (Pepe) Larroque, Bakers global chair of the real estate practice.
“Eva is an experienced international real estate lawyer whose strong industry knowledge can help our clients formulate a leasing strategy that aligns with their business objectives."