Real estate finance


Our real estate finance practice has established a first-class reputation among borrowers and lenders. We provide a cohesive and flexible service covering the wide range of disciplines that are fundamental to modern real estate finance transactions.

We draw together Macfarlanes’ real estate finance, corporate, tax, investment funds, planning, environment and construction expertise to meet our clients’ unique requirements. We work in small client-focused teams but also have the resources to mobilise large groups for major transactions.

We offer advice to a varied client base that includes banks, building societies, institutional funders, mezzanine funders, equity funders, investors, developers, the public sector and the leisure sector. We also have specialist expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals buying or refinancing residential properties in central London and overseas.

In recent times our work in international real estate financing has expanded to include advising funds and other investors on the financing of properties in Central and Eastern Europe, Germany and Austria.

We have a well established track record in hotel and leisure financing, most recently for a number of hotel chains in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.


  • "They are excellent - I was delighted with their attention to detail and excellent responsiveness to my needs."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "I find them both responsive and commercial. They come up with sensible, practical and realistic solutions."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "I find them both responsive and commercial. They come up with sensible, practical and realistic solutions.”

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "[A] 'very strong' team ... Colin Morgan and Jat Bains are 'swift in their response times, concise and solution-led'."

    The UK Legal 500 2014

  • "'They are extremely professional. They work really hard for their clients and every form of interaction was high quality'."

    Chambers UK 2014