Innovative financing advice for a resurgent real estate sector
Recovering transaction volumes, deleveraged balance sheets, maturing investment structures and tighter availability of debt – there is a new business reality for the Australian real estate sector.
Companies are increasingly looking for alternative real estate finance options within debt capital markets, innovative leasing options and “exotic” instruments. Our real estate finance lawyers can advise you on the day-to-day and the exotic alike.
Our lawyers are technically excellent, well networked and will understand your business imperatives, holding the level of professional respect within the market needed to leverage their market insights and relationships to drive advantageous outcomes for our clients in a timely and efficient manner.
World-class developments and complex transactions
The clients who benefit from our legal advice on real estate finance include financial institutions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), fund managers, investors and developers. We advise them on world-class developments and complex portfolio acquisitions and divestments.
Our advice on real estate finance law includes:
- Commercial development financings
- Commercial and residential mortgage-backed securitisations
- Domestic and cross-border financings
- Loan portfolio acquisitions and sales
- Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
- Residential development financings
- Restructuring and distressed debt.
- Brookfield: on the AUD$5.7 billion acquisition (structured as a dual track scheme of arrangement and conditional takeover offer) of Healthscope Limited including advising on sale and leaseback, FIRB, due diligence and third party debt financing documentation.
- Fife Capital: on sale of an AUD$825.5 million portfolio of Australian core logistics properties, obtaining senior debt and mezzanine debt.
- ICD: on its landmark AUD$200 million redevelopment of the 125 year old City Tattersalls Club on Pitt Street in Sydney, including securing equity and debt funding from First Sponsor, a Singapore listed global investment house.
- AustralianSuper: on debt investments in various residential and commercial developments, including Rio Tinto’s headquarters in Brisbane.
- MaxCap: on complex residential and commercial developments including Panorama, Box Hill and Eynesbury Estate, Victoria.
- Fortress Investment Group: on the market leading refinance of the distressed debt to Ralan Arncliffe Pty Ltd for 318 apartment Arncliffe projects in Sydney, following the administration of the Ralan Group.