Real Estate Finance

It draws on further expertise in environment, planning and construction where necessary. The team advises financiers, borrowers, real estate investment trusts and funds on a wide range of property investment and development financings. Complex structured and securitised cross-border transactions and their restructurings are notable areas of the team’s expertise. Linklaters’ lawyers also offer coordinated, multi-jurisdictional advice on taking security over real estate.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • Tyndaris in in connection with an €80m refinancing of the Borgo Egnazia resort in Italy
  • M&G in respect of a €93m facility agreement provided to a joint venture company in connection with the acquisition of 14 distribution and/or logistic warehouses located throughout France
  • Cityhold Office Partnership, a joint venture owned by TIAA, Första AP-fonden and Andra AP-fonden, in respect of the refinancing of its Pan-European portfolio
  • a joint venture owned by TIAA and Neinver to finance the acquisition of six retail outlet centres throughout Europe
  • Blackstone in its capacity as arranger and lender in relation to a secured term loan financing the acquisition by US group Storage Mart of Bog Box Storage in the UK
  • Abu Dhabi Financial Group on the development financing in relation to the ‘The Broadway’ one of the largest island site developments in London
  • Starwood and Brookfield on the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of Interhotel branded hotels throughout Germany
  • Beacon Capital Partners group on the refinancing of a €600m acquisition debt relating to the iconic Tour First office tower in Paris
  • Blackstone on the refinancing of certain subsidiaries of Secure Income REIT relating to properties owned and leased by Merlin Entertainments
  • a consortium of banks on the €200m financing for the development of the largest fourth generation shopping centre in Poznan, Poland
  • Activum on the financing and acquisition of The Heron City, a retail and leisure centre in Barcelona