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Real Estate Finance

Our real estate finance team has a solid track record in advising lenders and borrowers on transactions across the entire spectrum of the real estate business and requirements. 

We advise clients across Africa in all stages of their real estate transactions: from the term sheet and structuring stage through closing, tranching, syndication and securitization to administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring. 

Local insights, international resources: with teams in 20 African countries, we offer a strong local presence backed by one of the world’s biggest law firms. Our lawyers understand the specific political, cultural, regulatory and economic issues that affect real estate finance in the region. Our global Africa team comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg and Casablanca, and other key financial centers including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

We also draw on the multidisciplinary resources of a global firm, meaning we can provide a fully integrated cross-border service. 

Key capabilities include: 

With investors and lenders increasingly combining traditional financing tools and creating alternative finance structures, we have developed a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of African and global markets. 

  • representing lenders and borrowers in complex structured finance transactions
  • advising on financing agreements in areas such as syndicated finance, club deals, construction project finance, finance for specialized properties, acquisition finance, "hunting facilities" and mezzanine finance
  • representing lenders and investors in all financing elements relating to the acquisition, sale and development of all classes of real estate including commercial, industrial, retail, hotel, residential, care facilities and student accommodation
  • advising on domestic and offshore borrowing vehicles 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.