Advises private and corporate investors, developers, charities, traders, retailers, banks and pension funds on commercial real estate and banking.

Jo has experience in dealing with landlord and tenant transactions (such as new leases, agreements for lease, lease renewals, surrenders and variations and licences to assign, sublet or alter), for both landlord investor clients and occupier trading clients.

She has experience in dealing with acquisitions and disposals, sales conditional on planning and conditional contracts, option agreements for both landowners and developers, and portfolio asset management. She also provides corporate support assisting in M&A work on the property aspects.

Her expertise in secured lending includes acting for lenders and borrowers in residential, commercial and mixed-use site acquisitions, development funding (particularly in the residential development market), portfolio refinancing and restructuring.

Work highlights


Acting for a banking client on a separate representation basis where the Borrower was looking to refinance its portfolio of properties in order to obtain an £8 million loan.


Acting for a developer client on the acquisition and refinance and then subsequent lettings of a mixed-use site incorporating a hotel, social housing, restaurant and supermarket including a £25 million refinancing loan involving a range of security and collateral warranties.


Facilitating a property investment company’s conversion of a freehold warehouse to office space with bank funding, incorporating agreements on capital contributions, building contract and construction related warranties, with an agreement for lease with the tenant (being a large financial institution) whereby the tenant was to undertake the conversion at the landlord’s expense.


Supporting the M&A team on the property aspects on a £60m business sale, including complicated title issues, environmental aspects and the grant of an Energy from Waste lease from the seller to the buyer.

Recent articles

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Fourth Partner hire for DMH Stallard in 2022

Insider Media Limited report on new Partner, Jo Rovery, joining DMH Stallard's Real Estate team in Gatwick

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DMH Stallard makes ‘superb’ real estate hire

Jo Rovery joins from Knights and is the fourth partner hire at DMH Stallard in 2022