Brownfield redevelopment is an excellent opportunity to unlock value by re-purposing land. It is also an opportunity to promote sustainable urbanisation in the UK (which is important given the predicted trend of increased urbanisation over future decades). It can bring derelict sites back into use, create new communities, enhance neighbourhoods and also enable property use […]
Fladgate LLP real estate partner Jenny Sargeant features in Property Week TV, discussing brownfield site development as an area for growth, how it can unlock value, the challenges property developers and investors face and how they overcome obstacles. “We’re helping our clients to identify sectors where there’s value…79% of our entrepreneurial clients consider brownfield a […]
Mitigating risk for lenders of brownfield sites We are currently running our Brownfield Campaign to explore opportunities within this sector for our clients (you can follow the campaign at #FladgateBrownfield). As part of this we hosted a Lender Think Tank for clients and have been looking into the various risks associated with brownfield investment and […]
In a market that presents challenges for all, assets have to be worked harder and greater analysis is required to identify sites where value can be realised. At Fladgate we work to help our clients identify opportunities in the market. As a result, we are running our Unlocking Opportunities In Real Estate series, which includes […]
Fladgate LLP are pleased to receive instructions to act for Toys “R” Us Properties (UK) Limited in relation to its property portfolio, following the troubles affecting the Toys “R” Us Opco. Gavin Whitney, client partner, commented: “We are very excited to be acting on this high profile project and the team are looking forward to […]
Real estate finance lenders need to achieve three things: First ranking security over the real estate asset. Maintenance of the real estate asset’s value by ensuring all damage is reinstated (and insurance proceeds applied accordingly). Fixed security over any lump sum payment. This all sounds simple enough but on nearly every real estate finance transaction […]
Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]
For those setting up a hotel business an inevitable part is negotiating financing arrangements. Hotel lenders will want as high a level of control as possible over any new hotel business due to the higher risk profile. However, hoteliers need to be aware that giving up too much control can stifle their ability to be […]
Fladgate LLP acted for an overseas trust on the forward purchase of a £7.5m retail investment scheme in West Hampstead. This comprised the acquisition of the entire commercial investment within part of a Ballymore mixed use development known as West Hampstead Square. The Fladgate team was led by Gideon Dabby-Joory (real estate partner) and Jenny […]
Fladgate has acted for a borrower group of companies who were collectively advised by Ziser Group in connection with a loan facility from Lloyds Bank for £45m. The security involved four different properties in London, each of which was controlled by a different company. The released funds will be used by the group for further […]
Fladgate LLP has advised on the acquisition of a retail investment property for an Israeli investor investing through a Gibraltar SPV. This is the third transaction completed by the team for this client who is building up a diversified portfolio of UK real estate investments and involved a forward funding of a retail unit let […]
More and more across the industry we find the most painful negotiations (whether you are a borrower, a lender or their lawyers!) centre around insurance. There are a number of reasons why this is the case. But with an awareness of these issues insurance can be dealt with in a collaborative way at the beginning […]
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