Helen specialises in advising borrower and lender clients on bilateral and syndicated real estate finance.
Helen's practice covers all facets of real estate finance, from commercial investment and development to housing finance acting for public and private sector clients.
Helen has experience working across a range of sectors including logistics, student accommodation, healthcare and mixed use developments. She acts for borrowers investing through REITs, onshore and offshore groups and limited partnerships; and for both senior and mezzanine lenders providing conventional and Islamic finance.
Recent experience includes advising a REIT on the refinancing of its loan facilities to facilitate the corporate acquisition of a portfolio of properties to add to its £125 million logistics portfolio; advising the partners of a joint venture on their debt funding and intra group loan arrangements to finance the development of a new £40 million student accommodation development; and facilitating the Shari'ah compliant group funding arrangements for overseas investors purchasing UK property through a Jersey SPV with conventional debt from a global asset manager.
In the housing finance sector, Helen advises Registered Providers and local authorities providing and developing affordable housing. She has worked on a number of private placements acting for Registered Providers issuing notes to investors from the UK, US and beyond. She also advises Registered Providers in relation to the refinancing of their debt following mergers, transfers of engagements and other group restructurings.