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Real estate finance

Our Real Estate Finance team advises a range of participants in the market from the commercial banks to debt funds on the lending side to investors, developers and asset managers on the borrower side. We advise on all aspects of real estate lending on both a bilateral or syndicated basis. Our breadth of knowledge allows us to advise on investment deals as well as complex development facilities, both domestically and overseas.

Through our sector approach, we take time to understand the markets in which we operate which gives us the ability to provide commercial advice which works for your business whilst still being legally robust. We pride ourselves on being extremely responsive which distinguishes us from our competitors. Our ability to complete deals on time are testament to our outstanding project management skills which have been recognised in the legal directories.

We advise on real estate finance deals across Europe, with recent deals being completed in the UK, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. Recognising that real estate finance is a multi-faceted area, we work closely with specialists from our tax, real estate, construction, planning and corporate finance teams to ensure that we have all of the angles covered.

Experience


Santander

Acted in connection with the provision of a £22m development facility to The Arts Club, Dover St, London W1. The project involved the intended redevelopment of the upper floors at the Club from offices to form a boutique hotel, and involves a number of specialist areas including complex construction and planning advice.

IDI Gazeley

Advised on a multi-jurisdictional investment loan to various subsidiaries of IDI Gazeley in France, Italy and Germany, including acting on the share acquisition, negotiating the facility agreement and associated finance documents for each of the local counsel, and project managing the deal.

Student Castle

Advised on a £200m+ syndicated senior and separate mezzanine facility to refinance all of the group's existing student accommodation sites and fund further development sites in the future. Acted on all of the financing aspects as well as the real estate due diligence, corporate aspects, planning and construction.

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank

Advised on £35m debt facilities to Leaders Lettings Limited (large residential lettings business), an investment portfolio company of Bowmark Capital.

Tyndaris

Acted for Tyndaris on a new English law mezzanine facility to H.I.G to refinance existing indebtedness, including reviewing the Dutch law senior loan at property owning level, preparing Luxembourg law and Dutch law security at the holding company level, and reviewing the property due-diligence for seven assets located in the Netherlands.  

Lloyds Bank

Advised on a £120m development facility to deliver a major city centre regeneration scheme.

Santander

Advised on two structured facilities to a Limited Liability Partnership for the acquisition of a portfolio of Industrial Estates.

Aeriance

Advised Aeriance on all aspects of a new development facility to finance a scheme in Burton-upon-Trent, reviewing a Section 73 planning application, construction aspects, real estate and banking.

LBG

Advised on a £64m senior development facility for the development of a mixed-use site (commercial and retail) in one of England's largest cities. The deal involved multiple jurisdictions and complex inter-creditor arrangements.

Barclays Bank

Acted in connection with the provision of a £42m loan to Millgate Homes.

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