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Real Estate Finance

United Kingdom

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 commercial clients, including lenders, developers, borrowers, sponsors and hedge counterparties 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 commercial 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.

We act for commercial clients including 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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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Real Es­tate Fin­ance in the UK
Lender­sAareal Bank AG on the fin­an­cing of the cor­por­ate ac­quis­i­tion by SGRF and a privately held hos­pit­al­ity group of a  port­fo­lio of ho­tels across Ger­many, France, Spain, Lux­em­bourg and Switzer­land. Deutsche Pfand­brief­bank AG on the total fa­cil­it­ies
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31 October 2019
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Real Es­tate: Trends, Op­por­tun­it­ies and Chal­lenges - Key...
CMS’ real es­tate and real es­tate fin­ance teams re­cently hos­ted a pan­el dis­cus­sion ex­plor­ing some of the trends, op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor in the en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance (ESG) sphere. ESG factors are be­com­ing i
25 November 2016
Olswang ad­vises Ben­son El­li­ot on its pur­chase of Slough Re­tail Park
28 April 2016
Olswang ad­vises Her­on Tower Trust­ees on £400m Sales­force Tower re­fin­an­cing
11 April 2016
Nabarro acts for Ask Real Es­tate on Bauer Mil­lett ac­quis­i­tion
16 July 2014
Olswang ad­vises Lon­don & As­so­ci­ated Prop­er­ties on com­plex £45m fa­cil­ity