Real estate finance

Our real estate finance practice has established an outstanding reputation for complex real estate finance transactions across a range of real estate asset classes. We provide a cohesive and flexible service across the wide range of disciplines that are fundamental to modern real estate finance transactions.

We offer advice to a varied client base that includes lenders and borrowers, developers and investors, corporates, funds, hotel owners and operators as well as UK and overseas high-net-worth individuals and trusts. 

Our range of services includes advising on:

  • real estate investment finance;
  • real estate development finance;
  • intercreditor negotiations involving multi-layered capital structures;
  • whole-loan financing;
  • loan-to-own transactions;
  • PRS / build-to-rent financings;
  • student accommodation financings;
  • hotel financings;
  • facilities to high-net-worth individuals buying or refinancing residential properties in central London; and
  • real estate restructurings and enforcements.

What people are saying


"The team are not only very personable and easy to work alongside, but also brilliant technically. Their depth of market knowledge and insight is particularly beneficial to us."

Chambers UK 2022

"The team provides a customised approach that stems from knowing the company and principals."

Chambers UK 2022

"The firm's strengths include its in-depth knowledge, the completion of work within the agreed timeframe and its negotiation with counterparties."

Chambers UK 2022

"Excellent depth of commercial real estate transactions."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Macfarlanes LLP’s team is really business oriented and very efficient on legal issues. They have a strong and resilient client base and they know their clients’ requests and goals very well."

The UK Legal 500 2021