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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Real Estate Finance

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive practice concentrating on portfolio finance matters and a range of other high-value transactions. Acts for major banks and other financial institutions and also has a strong borrower-side client base. Impressive international capabilities, with notable experience advising Asian companies on UK property financings and acquisitions.

Strengths

"The team are very approachable from partner level down to associates and trainees, and are eager to help and support," notes one client, adding: "They are pragmatic and collaborative in their approach."

Another client says: "The team have a very commercial and practical approach and are extremely good. They made the deal happen."

Another notes: "The team has great experience across the asset sectors."

Work highlights

Acted for Firethorn Trust as borrower and development manager on a series of financing transactions to acquire and develop UK logistic assets.

Notable practitioners

James Linforth advises on matters concerning a range of asset types including logistics, commercial and residential. He is experienced in acting for both borrowers and lenders.
"He is extremely good at practically distilling down what we need to do." "James Linforth is all-round brilliant. His bedside manner is spot on and he makes complicated things sound simple."

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Overview

Our real estate finance team has wide-ranging experience acting for lenders, borrowers and other key stakeholders across domestic and international markets, advising on the full spectrum of investment and development financings.

With one of the largest dedicated real estate finance teams in the City, working closely with the firm's specialists in corporate, tax, construction, environment and regulation, we deliver pragmatic advice based on an understanding of your business and the market in which you operate.

Our real estate finance experts advise banks, alternative lenders, borrowers, investors, funds and developers across the real estate investment and development sectors. We are able to offer advice wherever in the world you need it, when handling cross-border transactions in jurisdictions where we do not have a presence we will call upon our extensive network of foreign counsel and other professional advisers retaining the coordination of the transaction to ensure a seamless service.

We can help you with:

  • bilateral and syndicated loans – investment and development; public and private sectors
  • senior and mezzanine facilities – dealing with complex intercreditor issues
  • financing real estate investment funds, REITs, unit trusts, limited partnerships and other entities, both on and off-shore
  • tax efficient funding structures
  • specialist sectors, including healthcare, education, and other not-for-profit sectors, hotel/leisure
  • loan restructuring and dealing with distressed debt

Members

Linforth, James (Head of Department)

Campbell, Archie

Crowley, Sean

Garbett, Hannah

George, Kate

Hayward-Surry, Paul

Jefferies, Oliver

Patel, Jayesh

Proctor, Jonathan

Vaughton, George

Real Estate Finance

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Location

1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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James Linforth
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