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        Real Estate Finance

        We have a team that combines years of industry experience with a flexible cost base to provide fast, to-the-point and cost effective advice.

        We’re trusted by clients to take a commercial and pragmatic approach within real estate finance. We understand the importance of delivering an excellent service, on time and within budget. We’re known for working hard to simplify and streamline the process for every client, taking time to understand your transactional needs, as well as the challenges presented across a wide range of sectors.

        Our clients include all major UK clearing banks, challenger banks, private equity funds, insurers/life funds, non-bank lenders and non-UK lenders. We have particular, practical experience of advising those active in the investment, development, PRS, housebuilding, hotel, education, healthcare and retail sectors.

        What sets us apart is our combined scale and breadth of expertise. With a strong real estate finance offering in 12 locations in the UK and Ireland, as well as relevant experience in France, Germany and the Middle East, we have the size and resource to undertake real estate finance transactions of all sizes and complexity and the local knowledge to enable us to add value and deliver transactions cost effectively.

        Press Release

        DWF advises Whitbread on £200m London hotel duo deal

        17 January 2017

        Legal business DWF has advised Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, on a pair of forward funding deals in London valued at over £200m combined. 

        Press Release

        DWF delivers real estate and corporate package for Custodian REIT property acquisition

        19 October 2016

        Leading legal business DWF has advised UK property investment company Custodian REIT on its acquisition of a £26.75 million property portfolio. The portfolio of 10 light industrial properties is worth £2.21million in rent for Custodian REIT, with a net initial yield of 7.86%.

        Iain Thomas

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Finance

        Adam Heather

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate & Executive Partner (Newcastle)

        Iain Shurwood

        • Partner // Head of Corporate Banking (London)

        James Szerdy

        • Partner // Graduate Recruitment Partner

        Melanie Williams

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Sector // Head of Hospitality Group

        Michael Neary

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate (Dublin)

        Richard Holmes

        • Senior Associate
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        DWF Adjusting

        DWF Adjusting provides professional negligence-related adjusting, construction and legal expertise to insurers and underwriters involved in the construction, building and surveying sectors.