Real Estate Finance - Immediate Partnership
Background more important than following – borrower and lender practice working in a leading Real Estate team.
The real estate and corporate real estate teams at this leading international firm are recognised as some of the best lawyers in the City. The teams undertake matters across all property asset classes from hotels and trophy residential to landmark industrial and retail. The related finance and restructuring work, as well as extensive free-standing real estate finance work (bank and borrower), is now to be undertaken in real estate team. Historically this has been undertaken in the finance team and the firm has represented all major lenders as well as investment banks, private equity borrowers and household name property companies. There are some specific target clients which would be of strong interest to the team.
The real estate team continues to do well, clearly there has been a bit of dip but the partners are very high performing partners at the firm (and always have been) and are nimble lawyers in terms of business development. The team is also benefitting from the firm’s international network and are benefitting from regular instructions from the international offices.
The head of real estate, who is actively involved in this hire, is more interested in background and credibility as it is recognised that having a portable client base is a challenge in real estate finance. Immediate partnership will be on offer to a senior associate who is on the cusp of partnership in a well regarded, team.
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