Senior Associate - Real Estate Finance

Osborne Clarke LLP
South East England
02 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
"Noted for its 'strength in depth and very good response times'" Legal 500 UK Our real estate finance team advises on a wide range of transactions which include both investment and development facilities. We act for all of the clearing banks as well as a number of international lenders, mezzanine lenders, real estate funds and various high profile corporate borrowers. Team and Role The real estate finance team sits within banking as a service line and has a well-established reputation within the real estate finance arena. The team continues to build and our continued success story means that we have achieved significant new client wins over the last few years thereby diversifying the client base and allowing our associates to work both lender and sponsor side. With all of this in mind, we would now like to recruit a mid-level real estate finance lawyer to join our growing team. Your new role would be to assist in advising on all types of real estate financings including both investments and development deals. The ideal candidate will have worked in a specialist real estate finance team within a top tier firm in the City and will have experience of leading transactions which involve both bilateral and multi-banked syndicated facilities. The successful candidate will report directly into Madeleine Clark who heads up the real estate finance practice across the 3 offices. Highlights Advising a leading student accommodation provider on a GBP200m+ transaction Acting for a leading logistics developer on a Euro facility to fund the acquisition of property located in Europe Advising on a new stretch senior facility funded by Aeriance to refinance the costs of acquisition and on-going development costs associated with the conversion of a former brewery head office. Acting for a large property developer on a Euro facility to refinance the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo Supporting Santander UK plc in relation to a term loan facility being provided to assist a borrower in funding (along with mezzanine debt, and equity) a real estate acquisition of a hotel property Technical skills and experience As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint a lawyer with at least 4 years' PQE in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. You will have a proven track record in real estate finance, gained at a top tier firm. You will be working on a high level, complex matters that require strong technical skills in this practice area. You will also have direct client involvement and be encouraged to be involved in business development. In addition to a good technical grounding, you will: Have a desire and interest in building client relationships Have supervisory experience with the ability to co-ordinate workloads Have the ability to present technical legal issues in a clear, approachable and professional way Have client orientated approach and good commercial awareness Have an appetite for business development and be passionate about helping to help build the REF business Be a confident self-starter with a proven track record in real estate finance About Us At Osborne Clarke we provide insightful and effective legal services to meet our clients' advisory, litigation and transactional needs. We help our clients gain competitive advantage in an international business environment that is reshaping to meet new digital, economic, environmental and political challenges. We want to have a presence in the places that our clients do business and we want to do complex, cross-border and international work that challenges and excites our lawyers. Our advice is framed by our deep knowledge of our clients' industries and our international reach - we have a presence across Europe and in the US. Within our core sectors, our clients range from market leaders to fast-growth companies. We're investing in building better and deeper long-term relationships with our clients through broad, experienced sector teams. We've also given our lawyers access to innovative career and knowledge development programmes, so that their skills are always up-to-date. We plan to continue opening in the markets that matter; recruiting the very best legal talent; and helping all our people be the best they can be. Applications At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Geoff Mead or Emma Watts in the Recruitment team on . Osborne Clarke is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.