Trained as a lawyer, the trainer has over 19 years experience in international banking and structured finance transactions, including real estate finance, loans, leverage finance, debt capital markets, securitisation, structured products, repos, derivatives and financial regulatory and compliance.
She has been actively involved in the creation of innovative award winning structured transactions and negotiating complex financings. She has advised global institutions such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and spent many years practicing law at Allen & Overy LLP, Linklaters and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in multiple jurisdictions including London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore etc.
She holds a Law LL.B (Hons) degree from University College London and has worked in the Finance Know-how team at Clifford Chance. She is an author and now runs her own business advisory, training and legal consultancy.
Group Case Study: Participants will work together to negotiate the terms of financing and a term sheet for a real estate finance transaction. Groups will be assigned different roles e.g. banker, sponsor, lender, seller). What's the best deal you can negotiate?
This course covers the various methods of investing in Real Estate Finance including the various structures used and negotiating the term sheet including discussions relating to property due diligence. It then covers the bidding process and issues to consider relating to leveraged deals, large loan portfolio sales and/or acquisition of distressed assets including exit strategies and/or bridge take-outs.
It is relevant for in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers alike and bankers involved in complex structuring involving real estate finance, leverage finance or acquisition finance, securitisation particularly CMBS, lending/banking documentation teams, structurers, commercial real estate origination teams including originators, the sales team, commercial real estate investors and borrowers as well as accountants who advise clients on real estate finance transactions or structured transactions with an element of commercial real estate finance.
Whilst this is not a fully fledged course on Leverage Finance or Acquisition Finance, this course is relevant to in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers, investment bankers, private equity houses, investors, commercial banks, wealth fund managers and hedge funds involved in loan portfolio sales backed by commercial real estate including sale and purchase of distressed assets.
We start off this course setting the scene by discussing the various methods of investing in real estate finance and go on to cover the various typical structures including the key features of the Opco/Propco structure, REITs, Investment Finance and Development Finance. We discuss term sheets in general, the binding and non-binding terms and the points of negotiation from a lender's perspective, a borrower's perspective and some general points to bear in mind when drafting. We cover the key elements of a real estate finance LMA term sheet. Then we go through the property related issues around due diligence and covenant of title.
For those of you likely to be involved in submission of bids for purchase of loan portfolios backed by real estate, we cover aspects of the bidding process in detail including commitment letters/mandate letters or the softer highly interest/confident letters, the heavily negotiated clauses and points, due diligence and the various documents and ancillary documents to be agreed. We map out the timeline and finish off this section by discussing distressed assets sale and acquisition.
Additionally, we will cover the various exit strategies used for bridge finance take-out and/or to get further financing including full syndication, securitisation and tap issues to raise more financing.
We will undertake an Interactive Group Case Study during this course whereby participants will be placed into various groups to negotiate the terms of financing and a term sheet for a real estate finance transaction. Complimentary materials will be provided to all participants.
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|Real Estate Investment Strategy||Real estat investment strategy, real estate, LMA term sheets|
|IFRS Accounting Services||Real estate finance,|