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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants, with much uncharted territory ahead.
Our team assess the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and what it means for the real estate sector and businesses.
As a result of the economic upheaval and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we provide guidance to businesses in respect of existing funding arrangements, and the newly proposed government backed lending.
Recent reports suggest that hotel and leisure premises may need to be repurposed to support emergency and essential services in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we consider the implications on such businesses.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has required some lateral thinking and application of common sense to the approach to planning rules, such as temporary rights to changes of use for pubs and restaurants, relaxations in delivery times and changes to the Planning Inspectorate's approach to appeals. Advice has also been issued for local authorities in respect of decision-making where meetings cannot proceed in person.
Read our latest update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rental payments.
As we are all aware the impact of COVID-19 has had far reaching impacts on the global economy and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We are very aware of the struggles and concerns of our real estate sector clients at this time.
Kate Kirby, Construction & Infrastructure Partner at global legal business, DWF, comments on the CIPS/IHS Markit construction PMI figures for January 2020. She said: