Inspirational YOU speaker – Donna Hopkins – Saturday 12th March 2012

Donna became fascinated by real estate at an early age and this fascination has stayed with her ever since.

Her early career in the Department of the Environment involved managing part of the Ministry of Defence’s real estate portfolio and running urban development and regeneration grant programmes.

Donna qualified as a solicitor in 2000. After training at Anthony Collins she worked in Eversheds’ commercial real estate department. Before becoming a real estate consultant, she worked at internationally renowned US law firm, Reed Smith where she had a broad real estate legal practice representing predominantly multi-national corporations and UK start ups.

A firm believer that the law is created for a purpose Donna uses the law to help companies occupy and manage their real estate effectively so their businesses can flourish. She helps investors create and manage their real estate portfolios to maximize their income. She also helps financial institutions fund real estate acquisitions and development.

Donna qualified as a New York Attorney in 2009 and has practised law in both the UK and the US.  She holds a Masters in Science degree in Real Estate from New York University.

Her LinkedIn profile is at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/donna-hopkins/12/892/8a4

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