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Real Estate

Real Estate

Real estate has emerged as an attractive long-term investment for investors seeking diversification and stable yields within an uncertain economy. In addition, many traditional real estate companies and multinational corporations now have needs that transcend borders resulting in the emergence of a global real estate industry.

Our team of real estate lawyers assists clients throughout the entire life cycle of their investments, wherever in the world business takes them. We understand the business of real estate, and that understanding is fundamental to our reputation as multidisciplinary deal facilitators.

We offer a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, financing, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax. Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues and, when necessary, litigating on their behalf.

Real Estate Asset Management

Active asset management is key to ensuring that your average rents and overall yields continue to rise, that vacancy rates remain low and that that you are able to achieve your desired tenant mix.

An effective real estate strategy must be integrated with business operations. It must enhance flexibility while diminishing cost and risk and, where appropriate, release capital for the business. Our knowledge of our clients’ businesses as well as the underlying legal issues they face is key to our advice to any organisation which needs to buy, sell, manage or lease land or buildings.

In recent years we have seen a move towards more collaborative working between landlords and tenants. In line with this trend our preferred approach is to prepare documents on a “middle line” basis, incorporating key tenant requirements, speeding transactions and reducing cost.

Real Estate Finance

Our real estate finance team has a proven track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry. Clients know they can rely on us at all stages of their real estate transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, tranching, syndication and securitization, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring.

In recent years investors and lenders have increasingly combined traditional financing tools and created alternative finance structures, and we have developed a broad approach to meet the changing needs of the market.

Real Estate Investment

While real estate asset values have shown no immunity to the financial shocks of recent years, real estate is nevertheless re-emerging as a preferred option for many investors seeking secure income streams.

We represent clients for whom real estate is a core asset or an alternative investment and clients whose business operations have significant real estate needs.

Our team includes funds and tax lawyers who help you to maximize your returns by identifying and creating the most appropriate structure—be it for you own account or for third-party money. This is fully integrated with financing, regulatory, tax and transactional advice, creating a holistic approach to real estate investment that few firms can offer.