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Property finance & banking

Our team regularly acts on a broad range of property finance matters. Reflecting our core real estate practice we have experience of funding a very wide range of property assets and businesses.

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Broad experience

The team advise on property finance, acquisition finance, asset based lending, general corporate lending, structured finance and restructuring.

Practical and commercial advice

We are recognised as being practical and commercial in the advice we give to our clients, using our sound technical knowledge to manage legal risk cost-effectively. Our team comprises lawyers versed in finance law and property law which enables us to give joined-up advice grounded in a thorough understanding of all the issues affecting the transactions on which we advise.

Sector specialism

We believe that the breadth of our property finance practice is second to none and includes: development and investment facilities across all sectors; senior and mezzanine debt; the financing of offices, retail and industrial property; loans on residential property, ranging from high-value apartments and country houses to mainstream residential development and investment; restructuring of property loans, both solvent and insolvent; structured finance and the purchase and sale of bonds issued on the security of commercial property; evaluating loan-to-own propositions and buying and selling debt portfolios and positions in syndicated loans; advising on the financing of operating businesses in, among others, the student accommodation, healthcare and leisure sectors.

Track Record

  • Advising a joint venture on its borrowings for the purchase and refurbishment of a City office building

  • Advising a private individual on the refinancing of a large country house

  • Advising AIB on numerous investment and development loans

  • Advising the borrower on the €100m financing of its acquisition and refurbishment of a European hotel

  • Advising a UK building society on a £25m facility secured on a mid-town office building

  • Advising two listed property companies on the restructuring of their £60m debt funding of a leisure asset in Scotland

  • Advising a property fund management company on the restructuring of various facilities with RBS, Eurohypo, Nationwide and Bradford & Bingley

  • Advising a real estate opportunity fund on its equity subscription facilities with RBS and Westdeutsche Landesbank

  • Advising a regional property developer on the restructuring of its £113m facilities with Bank of Ireland

  • Advising a German bank on its financings of a central London office building and a suburban shopping centre

  • Advising a provider of student accommodation on three development fundings for central London student accommodation projects each c. £50m

  • Advising Bank of Scotland on over £1bn of financings in the healthcare sector

  • Advising an opportunity fund on its senior borrowings and mezzanine borrowings to fund the acquisition of an iconic Birmingham retail and leisure destination

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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