Paul has over 20 years’ experience with specialist expertise in real estate secured lending and has acted for banks, private funders and borrowers on a variety of transactions across all sectors. He has a strong network in the financial services industry, including high street lenders, financial institutions, valuers and brokers. Paul is frequently recommended by his peers, including other lawyers, recognising his pragmatic and solution-focussed approach to real estate finance.
He also acts for a number of developers, investors and corporate occupiers both locally and nationally, assisting with their property requirements and strategy. In addition he has experience of advising on the property related aspects of liquidations, administrations and LPA receiverships.
- Acting for a challenger bank in relation to their nationwide property portfolio including lease renewals, licences, variations, surrenders, sub-lettings and the acquisition of flagship headquarters premises in London, Manchester and Birmingham
- Acting for a high street bank funding a series of industrial acquisitions for an off-shore investor totaling over £40 million. This also involved acting for the bank on the re-finance of a shopping centre in central Reading
- Lead contact for a local property developer and investor, assisting with several acquisitions, disposals and financings including the construction, letting and ultimate disposal of three office buildings worth over £20 million
- Project managing the property aspects of a series of development finance transactions for a regional housebuilder including coordinating banking and construction teams in support. Total GDV of over £30 million