Real Estate Finance

When looking for guidance to help with the purchase, development, financing, leasing, or sale of a property for business or investment, you need a sophisticated partner experienced in all phases of the process. Paul Hastings can help.

  • Served as lead advisers on more post-credit crunch CMBS transactions than any other London-based team

Client Successes

  • Advised Citibank on over US$1B in conventional and tax exempt bond construction and permanent multi-family residential loans.

  • Advised Deutsche Bank on multiple mortgage and mezzanine loan originations, including non-performing sub pool and performing loans secured by properties located in the U.S.

  • Represented Infinity World Development, a subsidiary of Dubai World, in the refinancing and high yield note offering of over US$2B for the City Center project in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Leading Real Estate Finance Team

We represent both lenders and borrowers in the full spectrum of financings—from conventional commercial loans to sophisticated capital market and securitized transactions. Our team has the finance and debt capital markets experience and industry knowledge to represent clients in every type of financing structure.

Wide-Ranging Finance Experience

  • We have advised on some of the most significant real estate finance and securitization transactions around the world, including the first true publicly offered CMBS in Europe since 2007 and the first European CMBS deal to extend the maturity dates on CMBS notes.

  • We advised on the first non-recourse real estate loans completed in Japan, as well as some of the first NPL bulk auctions, acquisitions, and financings completed in China, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region.

  • We closely follow changes that affect the CMBS industry, providing clients with in-depth knowledge of the new standards for special purpose entity covenants and structures that comply with REMIC and rating agency rules and regulations.

  • We set the standard in negotiating inter-creditor agreements in connection with mezzanine financings, building upon our practical experience in enforcing remedies and on recent case law interpreting the rights of mortgage and mezzanine lenders.

  • Our global reach uniquely positions us to support our clients’ real estate finance needs across borders.

Recognition for our Real Estate Finance Practice

  • Ranked a First Tier Firm for Real Estate by Legal 500 USA—every year since 2011

  • Named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business

  • Real Estate & REIT Law Firm of the Year

    China Business Law Journal
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

    Asian Legal Business
  • Real Estate Team of the Year


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