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Our team advises banks, developers, housing associations, property funds, investors and administrators of distressed assets whether based in the UK or internationally, on all aspects of real estate finance. We act for both borrowers and lenders, in secured lending transactions, forward-funding, drafting and negotiating facility agreements and security packages to facilitate a range of high-value investment and development transactions. We can draw on the expertise of our Banking & financial disputes and Insolvency teams to provide a seamless service to investors and developers.

We are experienced in acting for both lenders and borrowers in connection with the provision of senior debt, mezzanine finance, intercreditor and subordination arrangements.

We have an excellent mixed-use development team accustomed to dealing with complex developments including forward-funding of build-to-rent schemes and the establishment of joint ventures, public-private partnerships and profit sharing and overage arrangements. Our clients value our ability to identify and to mitigate risk for all sides of a transaction.

Hotel refinancing

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We acted for the independent owner of a newly refurbished, historic, franchised hotel, in a refinancing transaction. This has involved negotiation of a direct agreement with one of the world’s leading hotel brands.

Acquisition of major development site

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We acted for the lender on the acquisition of a site for the mixed-use development of a secondary school, approximately 500 new homes (including open market housing, build-to-rent and affordable homes), 100,000 sq ft of office space and student accommodation.

Major development in East London

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We are acting for a joint venture between a major developer and a housing association in connection with site assembly, funding, development and sales for a substantial mixed-use development in East London. This is a ten year programme for the construction of over 1,000 units, including build-to-rent homes, a community centre, health centre, retail space and a new public square.

Property investment company

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We act for a long established property investment company regarding the management of its office, retail and industrial real estate portfolio. Our advice covers all areas of commercial and residential real estate, litigation, finance, development, construction, and planning.

Funding of a hotel

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We are acting for a major Far-Eastern bank in relation to the funding of the acquisition of a site for a 600 bed hotel and its subsequent development. The market value of the completed development will exceed £100 million.

Overseas Bank’s European HQ

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We are currently acting for an overseas bank on the relocation of its European HQ in central London. This ongoing project is due to last for several years and includes the negotiation of documents in respect of the new premises, re-gearing of existing leases and detailed advice in relation to exit from the bank’s existing properties.

Hotel refinancing

We acted for the independent owner of a newly refurbished, historic, franchised hotel, in a refinancing transaction. This has involved negotiation of a direct agreement with one of the world’s leading hotel brands.

Acquisition of major development site

We acted for the lender on the acquisition of a site for the mixed-use development of a secondary school, approximately 500 new homes (including open market housing, build-to-rent and affordable homes), 100,000 sq ft of office space and student accommodation.

Major development in East London

We are acting for a joint venture between a major developer and a housing association in connection with site assembly, funding, development and sales for a substantial mixed-use development in East London. This is a ten year programme for the construction of over 1,000 units, including build-to-rent homes, a community centre, health centre, retail space and a new public square.

Property investment company

We act for a long established property investment company regarding the management of its office, retail and industrial real estate portfolio. Our advice covers all areas of commercial and residential real estate, litigation, finance, development, construction, and planning.

Funding of a hotel

We are acting for a major Far-Eastern bank in relation to the funding of the acquisition of a site for a 600 bed hotel and its subsequent development. The market value of the completed development will exceed £100 million.

Overseas Bank’s European HQ

We are currently acting for an overseas bank on the relocation of its European HQ in central London. This ongoing project is due to last for several years and includes the negotiation of documents in respect of the new premises, re-gearing of existing leases and detailed advice in relation to exit from the bank’s existing properties.

View our Real estate finance Lawyers:

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Partner

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Stephen Gawne

Stephen Gawne

Partner

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Rory Macpherson

Rory Macpherson

Partner

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Alex O'Connor

Alex O'Connor

Partner

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Roger Woolfe

Roger Woolfe

Consultant

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