Real Estate Finance lawyers

The real estate finance market has undergone significant change in recent years, with increased regulation, the entrance of more categories of lenders and changes to documentation. At CMS, we understand the challenges that these changes pose for you, having acted for lenders, developers, borrowers, sponsors, hedge counterparties and others on a wide range of investment and development transactions.

We helped to create the industry standard documentation on which most deals are based, and have helped clients like you fund assets such as commercial and residential real estate, ground rent investments, hotels, healthcare assets, theatres, logistics portfolios, shopping centres, house building and supermarket developments.

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

As an international law firm with cross-border transactional experience, our cohesive international team is able to deliver complex trans-European property portfolio financings.

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.

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Keith Wilson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Keith Wilson is Head of Aircraft Finance and a partner in the Asset Finance Team.He represents banks, financiers, lessors and investors in relation to the acquisition, disposal, financing and leasing...
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Alan Fulton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Alan Fulton is a partner in our Finance team, having been with the firm since qualification. He acts for lenders, sponsors and borrowers, and is recommended for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the banking...
Andrew Besser
Andrew Besser
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
With over 25 years' experience, Andrew has advised on all aspects of banking law and has particular expertise in acting for lenders and large property companies involved in complex real estate financings...
Andrew McLean
Andrew McLean
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Andrew advises banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of banking and finance transactions. During a career of more than 30 years he has worked in ship and other asset finance, project...
Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Neil Hamilton is a Capital Markets partner with over 20 years' experience in securitisation and structured finance.Neil acts for arrangers, originators, collateral managers and servicers and has extensive...
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Stuart Tait
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart Tait is a partner in the Real Estate team. Stuart is at the forefront of real estate investment and development deals in Scotland, acting for clients such as Aviva Investors, Kames Capital, Standard...
Martyn Needham
Martyn Needham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martyn is a partner in the Real Estate & Construction Team at CMS London.  Martyn has been practising as a commercial real estate lawyer in London for over 25 years.Martyn primarily acts for institutional...
Mike Delaney
Mike Delaney
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mike is a partner in our Finance and Restructuring team. He advises lenders and borrowers on a wide range of transactions and has particular experience in real estate finance and structured finance in...
Ruth Marken
Ruth Marken
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Ruth Marken is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS Manchester.  Ruth advises on the full range of financing transactions, with expertise in acting for corporate, fund and lender...
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Ian McGarr
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Ian McGarr is a partner in the Real Estate Finance team.He focuses on the hotel financing sector and is a key member of the market leading CMS Hotels & Leisure sector group. He also works across various...