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Real Estate Finance

Linklaters’ global real estate finance team combines the experience of the firm’s pre-eminent finance, real estate and tax practices.

Recognised as one of the leading firms in the real estate finance field, Linklaters has an extensive real estate finance capability with a proven track record in handling the very largest and most complex real estate finance transactions.

Our real estate finance team acts for arrangers, lenders, corporates, real estate investment trusts and funds on a wide range of property investment and development financings. We have extensive experience in structuring and restructuring real estate finance transactions, whether through corporate acquisitions and joint ventures, funds or limited partnerships and by way of different funding options: senior debt, mezzanine finance, “opco/propco” structures and securitisations.

We adopt a sector-driven, collaborative approach to all that we do. Our core global real estate sector team comprises over 60 partners and includes global specialists in real estate M&A, real estate investment and development, tax, real estate funds, derivatives and structured finance and real estate disputes, ESG and planning.

Our commercial approach, global strength and co-ordination, product excellence and proven track record in executing complex and innovative transactions provide our clients with a competitive advantage.

Our recent highlights

Our recent highlights

  • Apollo, Precis, Carlyle & Crosstree: advising club of senior and mezzanine lenders on the refinancing and development financing of 1 Nine Elms.
  • Cale Street Partners: advising funds advised by Cale Street Partners as lenders in respect of the financing of the acquisition of the property known as the Fenwick Department Store on Bond Street London, which in particular, had to cater for multiple different development options.
  • A joint venture owned by TIAA and Neinver: advising on the financing and the acquisition of six retail outlet centres throughout Europe.
  • LGIM: advising on the financing of 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 to a club of Korean institutional investors.
  • A fund: advising on the financing of the acquisition and development of 105 Victoria Street, London (the site of the former House of Fraser department store).
  • An alternative capital provider: advising on the mezzanine financing of 20 Churchill Place, E14 which was backed by a US sponsor.
  • M&G: advising on a facility agreement provided to a joint venture company for the acquisition of 14 distribution and logistics warehouses located throughout France.
  • Sculptor: advising on the mezzanine development financing for two purpose-built student housing accommodation developments in Spain.
  • AustralianSuper: advising on the £280m development financing of the One Crown Place development in the City of London.
  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad and Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia): advising on the acquisition and development financing of the £1.6bn acquisition of the iconic Battersea Power Station.
  • King Street Capital Management: advising on its acquisition of three portfolios of hotels in Portugal, its development financings for a retail park and office portfolio in Spain and the financing of its acquisition of two Dutch office portfolios.
  • Abu Dhabi Financial Group: advising on the development financing in relation to ‘The Broadway’, one of the largest island site developments in London.
  • Cale Street and Crosstree Partners: advising as lenders on the £230m development financing for the Marylebone Hotel, London.
  • Royal Bank of Canada: advising in respect of various financings, a senior/mezzanine financing provided to a large US sponsor in respect of the acquisition of a portfolio of Finnish residential assets and separately UK office and student accommodation.
  • An asset management company: advising the mezzanine lender in respect of the refinancing of the acquisition by a US sponsor of a portfolio of 24 logistics assets situated in Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Portugal.

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