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Nicola Heffernan,
Associate Director

Nicola leads an administration team providing services to several complex real estate funds and corporate structures investing in commercial, residential and alternative real estate assets, through direct and indirect holding vehicles of varying regulatory form.

As a member of the Group’s Real Assets leadership team, Nicola has responsibility for several key client relationships and supports the continued development and growth of our real assets service offering.

Background and experience

Nicola has an in-depth understanding of the real estate market and a strong focus on corporate governance. She has managed complex multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, debt restructuring and refinancing, insolvency proceedings, and capital raising initiatives.

Before joining the Group, Nicola led a team of real estate fund administrators at another financial services provider for six years. Prior to this, Nicola managed a portfolio of private clients and acted as company secretary for numerous client boards. Nicola started her career in performance and reward management, spending eight years in this sector.


  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
  • Estate Practitioner with The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.

Outside of the office

Outside of work, Nicola is a mum to a very active 8-year-old son. At the weekends, when she is not facilitating his hectic social life she likes to spend time socialising with friends and visiting her family in Ireland as often as possible. Nicola is also a Trustee and the Secretary for the charity, Mind Jersey.

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