Melanie Comer


Melanie has over 23 years' social housing experience and specialises in property security work associated with large property portfolios used to secure housing finance transactions, including bonds and private placements as well as traditional bank lending.

Melanie heads the Real Estate Finance Security team in our Manchester office, part of the largest specialist housing finance team in the UK and ranked as a first tier firm for social housing finance by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Melanie also leads on large scale property due diligence exercises associated with mergers and restructuring and other property portfolio transactions.

Melanie works with all types of housing provider across the country on a wide variety of security matters and advises on strategy for funding and property work.

She regularly provides training to property and finance teams and has considerable experience advising at acquisition stage in order to increase future borrowing potential.

Her team also carry out development finance transactions and wider real estate finance work, including charging of commercial properties and securing pension liabilities.

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