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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.

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<div class=wprt-container><p><strong>Important update:</strong> In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the FCA has decided to extend its deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR until the end of Q1 2021.</p></div>

Important update: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the FCA has decided to extend its deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR until the end of Q1 2021.

Getting to grips with LIBOR transition and loans

Collyer Bristow surveyed real estate businesses on the steps they are taking to prepare for the end of LIBOR and the introduction of new benchmark reference rates.

Read our latest White Paper for the findings of our research; the differences between LIBOR and risk free rates; the impact on borrowers with new loans; the impact on borrowers with existing loans.; and how Collyer Bristow can help.

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Home Ownership Attitudes and Aspirations

Home ownership remains the ultimate goal for ‘Generation Rent’ in London, yet with a growing market for rental ‘co-living’ schemes and a drop in the financial support available from Mum and Dad, it is no wonder that fewer 18-44 year olds now believe they will be buying a home in the next five years.

Read our full report for more interesting findings.

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Alex O'Connor

Partner

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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.

Rory Macpherson

Partner

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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.

Alex O'Connor

Partner

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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.

Stephen Gawne

Partner

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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.

Rory Macpherson

Partner

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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.

Jonathan Wiese

Partner

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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.

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.

Alex O'Connor

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.

Rory Macpherson

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.

Alex O'Connor

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.

Stephen Gawne

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.

Rory Macpherson

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.

Jonathan Wiese

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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

Talk to Alex about Commercial real estate