Our specialist team of real estate finance lawyers regularly advise banks and borrowers on a wide range of UK and international real estate funding transactions.

The team handle transactions across all core asset classes, including hotels, restaurants and other leisure propositions, development, retail, student accommodation and offices. The team work closely with the firm’s dedicated corporate and tax offerings to provide a seamless, comprehensive service to clients.

The real estate finance team acts for overseas banks, institutional funds, family offices and private equity funds in connection with their financing and security requirements.

Clients choose Fox Williams because of our vast knowledge and experience in acting for borrowers on large portfolio refinancing with a number of the team being highly experienced in acting for leading UK Banks and institutional investors but with the form remaining generally conflict free to act for borrowers on such transactions.

The firm’s borrower clients include commercial and residential developers, investors and significant overseas property companies.

The team has specialist expertise in advising its diverse range of lender and borrower clients on complex financing issues. The team also adopts a proactive, collaborative approach and seeks to identify and resolve any issues quickly to ensure the financing and security arrangements can be completed without delay to meet clients’ expectations.

Real estate finance expertise

  • Acquisition & development finance
  • Bilateral & syndicated facilities
  • Bridging finance
  • Drafting & agreeing City of London Law Society Certificates of Title & Loan Market Association format facility documents
  • Loan book acquisitions
  • Portfolio refinancing transactions
  • Residential & commercial investment loans
  • Security realisation & enforcement
  • Structuring & taxation
  • Acquisition & development finance
  • Bilateral & syndicated facilities
  • Bridging finance
  • Drafting & agreeing City of London Law Society Certificates of Title & Loan Market Association format facility documents
  • Loan book acquisitions
  • Portfolio refinancing transactions
  • Residential & commercial investment loans
  • Security realisation & enforcement
  • Structuring & taxation

Real estate finance experience

  • Acted for a UK clearing bank on commercial secured loans.

  • Acted for borrower client on a £70m portfolio refinancing to a European Bank.

  • Acted on behalf of Monaco Bank on UK real estate finance agreements and loans.

  • Acted for a Singapore based hotel group on a £30m refinancing to Singapore bank.

  • Prepared and advised upon real estate secured loans between private individuals.

Real estate finance FAQs

Yes, our specialist real estate finance team has significant expertise and regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on a wide range of real estate finance transactions for UK and overseas clients. We are very experienced in handling the full spectrum of real estate finance transactions from portfolio, development and acquisition finance and refinance to bilateral and syndicated loan facilities. We also work closely with colleagues in our corporate and tax teams to offer you comprehensive advice on the implications of property finance transactions. We adopt a commercially focused and proactive approach, taking the time at the outset to fully understand the client’s objectives, transaction structure and crucially, timescales for drawdown of funds and closing of the transaction. We will move quickly to resolve any issues in a timely, cost-effective manner, keeping you informed at every stage.

"The firm always helps to ensure a smooth service, delivers what is promised and leaves us with the confidence that the matter is in safe hands."


Chambers UK 2021

"The practice delivers excellent pragmatic and commercial advice to our clients, although based in the City the relationship between price and quality is excellent. The team really values and builds on its client relationships."


Legal 500 2021

"The team are pragmatic, commercial and responsive. For a City practice the rates are very good relative to other firms – City expertise at regional rates."


Legal 500 2021

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