Our real estate finance specialists work with lenders and borrowers on a wide range of investment and development transactions. The underlying assets may include commercial and/or residential real estate, ground rent investments, hotels, healthcare assets, theatres, logistics portfolios, shopping centres, house building or supermarket developments.
As the largest law firm in Europe and through our day-to-day cross-border transactional experience, we benefit from strong working relationships with our European colleagues and are able to deliver complex trans-European property portfolio financings as a single cross-border team.
They are very easy to work with, proactive and personable. We have excellent communications with them and they help matters go smoothly.
Chambers UK, 2016
Our clients include funds, property companies, family offices, universities and UK and international banks and financial institutions and we are experienced in acting for both senior and mezzanine lenders.
The real estate finance market has undergone significant change in recent years, with increased regulation, the entrance of more categories of lender and changes to documentation. At CMS, we understand the challenges that these changes pose for lenders, developers, borrowers, sponsors, hedge counterparties and others, having acted for all types of participants and helped to create the industry standard documentation on which most deals are based.