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Real Estate Finance

Our Real Estate Finance practice is focused on the financing and refinancing of the sale, purchase and development of real estate assets of all types. We have a particularly strong track record advising on operating asset deals, including hotels, care homes, student accommodation, ground rent portfolios and the private rental sector.

Notable deals and highlights

  • We advised on a £111 million loan to a student residential developer with the loan earmarked to fund the construction of new accommodation for 800 students in Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • We advised on numerous senior investment and development financing facilities secured over properties in England, Scotland and in mainland Europe, for one of the leading German specialist pfandbriefe banks.
  • We advised on loan facilities made available by a specialist real estate debt fund as lender to a hotel group in relation to the acquisition and re-positioning of the Four Points Hotel in Brussels, drawing on the expertise of our colleagues in London, Brussels and Amsterdam.
  • We advised on loan facilities of £57m made available by a US life insurer for the acquisition by a UK based investment manager of four recently constructed student accommodation buildings by way of a share and asset acquisition.
  • We advised on loan facilities of €55m to a Luxembourg fund by an international bank to finance the acquisition of five office buildings in Luxembourg.

Build to Rent

In our latest paper we discuss how new rules governing the private rental sector will affect the development of the industry.