Real Estate finance

We provide specialist advice to lenders and borrowers on real estate funding matters including acquisition and development finance across a range of sectors on both a syndicated and bilateral basis. We advise on transactions ranging from single acquisitions in the UK to setting up multimillion euro property funds investing in retail and office property in Eastern Europe. We have particular expertise in large-scale development financings. We understand that real estate matters are not always linear so we work closely with specialists from our Tax, Construction, Insolvency, Planning, Corporate Finance and Property Litigation teams so that our clients’ needs are fully serviced.

ACQUISITION FUNDING

We advise on land acquisition and draft, negotiate and settle facility agreements including bilateral and syndicated facilities, in LMA or short form, on a single or multi-currency basis.

DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

We advise on development contracting as well as providing advice on funder rights in relation to the building contract, collateral warranties and professional appointments.

LOAN BOOK ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSALS

We advise on due diligence, security reviews and on regulatory compliance matters.

ISLAMIC COMPLIANT FUNDING STRUCTURES

We advise on legal charges and debentures, cost and interest overrun guarantees, performance bonds, subordination and intercreditor/priority arrangements.

ACQUISITIONS, DISPOSALS AND REFINANCING OF PORTFOLIOS PROPERTY (COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL)

We advise on tax efficient structures.

REALISATION OF SECURITY IN ENFORCEMENT SCENARIOS

We advise on organising the disposal strategy, preparing the finance and sale documentation and general advice for security holders and lenders, receivers and administrators.