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Real Estate Finance

Eversheds Sutherland is a market leading global real estate finance practice.

As a leading international law firm, we are able to provide you with a seamless service and consistency of understanding and approach. Our comprehensive real estate sector experience combined with our international finance capability and network of offices means we are able to advise clients on some of the most significant and sophisticated real estate finance deals in the market. Our broad and diverse real estate finance, capital markets and commercial loan servicing practice is among the most sophisticated in the world, representing major banks, insurance companies, pension funds, domestic and foreign investors and commercial mortgage servicers and special servicers, in all types of real estate financings.

We are experienced in:

  • real estate acquisition finance
  • real estate refinancings
  • development finance
  • whole loan re-tranching
  • complex capital structures and intercreditor negotiations
  • loan/portfolio acquisitions
  • loan-to-own transactions
  • debt buybacks and loan-on-loan financings
  • funding to the not-for-profit sectors such as education, social housing and charitable institutions
  • securitized conduit transactions
  • real estate restructurings, bankruptcy, foreclosures and enforcements
  • commercial loan servicing and portfolio loan servicing

What Sets Us Apart

  • We are one of the largest full service global real estate outfits – with numerous lawyers experienced in banking, real estate, planning, construction, rights of light, funds, real estate tax and structuring. Unlike many of our competitors, our lawyers are real estate finance specialists as opposed to more general practitioners (e.g. dual-qualified solicitors and town planners). We believe that having these experts is essential to delivering the most complex real estate finance deals, particularly development financings and transactions with bespoke funds or tax structuring.
  • Our expertise on complex capital structures – we have extensive experience advising on senior/mezzanine and A/B deals across all sectors, including development finance where we have acted on intercreditor structures with forward funders.
  • Our sector knowledge – in addition to the usual investment, acquisition and development financings, we have experience in a diverse variety of real estate sectors, for example, the build to rent (PRS) and student accommodation markets. Given the size and breadth of our real estate team, we also have key strengths in the office, retail (including shopping centres), industrial, logistics, data centers, hotels, leisure (e.g. golf courses), healthcare and residential (build for sale/PRS) sectors. We find that this deep sector knowledge benefits our lender clients on the due diligence and structuring aspects of transactions.
  • Our flexible structure – our practice is uniquely placed in that no other firm combines our London, US and international capability in delivering high-end and cross-border work (over 50 offices worldwide), with the flexibility that our long-established regional UK practice (10 national offices) provides to deliver smaller transactions or transactions involving significant due diligence at non-London pricing.

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