Zo is a real estate partner specialising in regeneration projects for government clients. Working on major regeneration projects and town centre re-developments she is working at the heart of the socially valuable work we do as a firm. Zo also advises private developers and investors and has experience in renewable energy projects.
Zo is passionate about regeneration and clients welcome her collaborative nature, project management skills and sector awareness. She has advised numerous local authorities on re-developments, joint ventures, housing led and mixed use schemes and leads large multi-disciplinary teams to service major projects. Recently developing a practice in electric vehicle and renewable energy projects with others across the firm, she likes to stay at the cutting edge of society’s issues and is driven to achieve the best for her clients.
Zo is also a Director of England China Business Forum, and as part of the International Board, looks after Browne Jacobson’s relationships with APAC firms.
Leading a team acting on the “largest regeneration project in the West Midlands”, a 44 acre highly contaminated site in the Enterprise Zone close to Junction 10 M6, in collaboration with Walsall Council. The public sector partners are driving the delivery of a development bringing thousands of jobs to the local economy.
Working on the largest EV Charging hub in the UK, putting in place the legal web of documentation required for the build and operation of a substation and multiple charging points across two park and ride car parks for the City Council.
Advising regarding the 6000+ home Langley Sustainable Urban Extension in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, including delivery of £250m of scheme infrastructure by a consortium of national housebuilders and Homes England.
Acting on several “Golden Brick” purchases of affordable housing from developers to deliver good quality rented housing for local people in Bridgwater for Sedgemoor District Council.
“Zo Hoida in particular has been very professional in her communications, advice and support, when dealing with complex contractual matters, verbalising them in a way that is easier for me to understand, highlighting issues and helping to resolve them for me. Due diligence is key to these types of transactions and Zo has demonstrated this skill time and time again. I would not hesitate to recommend Zo and her team for anyone needing similar services.”
“It is important to have someone such as Zo, who is able to manage complex or ever evolving instructions whilst bringing her own expertise and advice to the project.”
Announced in September but scrapped on 17 November the investment zone proposals were very short lived. The proposal has now morphed into the proposal for a smaller number of clustered zones earmarked for investment.
Browne Jacobson’s real estate lawyers have advised longstanding client, Birmingham City Council on its acquisition of 70,000 sq ft building, 9 Colmore Row, located in the heart of Birmingham’s central business district.
The levelling up white paper sets out a set of 12 priority ‘missions’ to be pursued by national and local government in the years to come. With measures covering regeneration, communities, connectivity, education, R&D, employment, and health.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure lawyers have provided legal advice to Oxford City Council on a high-profile infrastructure project which will support the City of Oxford in its sustainable goals strategy through the launch of an electrical vehicle (EV) charging hub.
China and the UK have both made commitments to aim for net-zero carbon and the built environment is acknowledged as playing a significant part in that.
View our on-demand video. In these uncertain times, clarity is what people seek. That is why we are “Shining a Light” and providing some practical training as regards property ownership and tax in the UK.
In this webinar, Richard Barlow, Zo Hoida and Neil Walker cover commercial and public law considerations