Advising lenders and borrowers, our Property Finance Group provides a seamless service within this increasingly specialised area. Clients include investors and developers, real estate investment trusts, investment banks, institutional and other lenders to the property sector, as well as sponsors raising finance.

Drawing upon expertise from our Property, Banking, Corporate Finance, Construction, Planning and Environment, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, and Financial Litigation teams, we advise on:

  • Property due diligence
  • Certificates of title and reports on title
  • Preparation of loan documentation, standard securities and other relevant securities
  • Planning and environmental issues
  • Construction
  • SPVs, property joint ventures, property funds and other investment vehicles
  • Insolvency advice and debt and other asset recovery
  • Security review and advice on enforcement
  • Refinancing, restructuring and workouts
  • Securitisation
  • Tax allowances

Our highly experienced team deal with all legal aspects of property finance transactions throughout the UK, whether they involve new lending or distressed facilities.

Experience

ICG-Longbow
Acted for ICG-Longbow on the £50 million senior bridge and mezzanine refinancing of the Cornbow Shopping Centre, Halesowen.
Scarborough Muir Group Ltd
Acted for Scarborough Muir Group in £3 million debt refinancing with Hampden Bank relating to Queensferry One, Rosyth.
Amber Green Spruce Limited Partnership
Acting for Amber Green Spruce in the provision of mezzanine finance to the FORE Partnership for the development of the New Exchange office building in Glasgow.
George Capital 2 (Southend) Ltd
Acted for real estate funds George Capital 2 (Southend) Ltd and George Capital 2 (Glasgow) Ltd in the £19 million refinancing of current bank debt with Royal Bank of Scotland and financing the purchase of a retail park at Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Fairbriar Real Estate Ltd
Acted for Fairbriar Real Estate on its £25 million development financing from a syndicate including Abbey National Treasury Services plc and UOB Bank; and for Fairbriar Real Estate Developments Ltd in the £35 million financing by the Homes and Communities Agency of a mixed-use development at Middlewood Locks, Salford.