New - 4-6 PQE Real Estate Finance Associate, Global Firm, London
Our global Real Estate Finance (REF) team has a proven track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry. Clients know they can rely on us at all stages of their real estate transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, tranching, syndication and securitisation, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Representing lenders and borrowers in complex structured finance transactions
Advising on cross border services
Representing lenders and investors in all financing elements relating to the acquisition, sale, and development, classes of real estate including commercial, industrial, retail, hotel, residential, care facilities and student accommodation
We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 4 and 6 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to successfully undertake this role.
The ideal candidate will:
Solicitor or Barrister, ideally qualified in England & Wales or a Commonwealth jurisdiction
Be an experienced REF lawyer
Demonstrate strong technical skills in finance work, with an international awareness and focus to their work
Have a working knowledge of real estate
Knowledge of drafting Loan Market Association debt facility agreements to be able to produce a first draft from a term sheet and require minimal input from the supervising partner other than to discuss and review headline issues
Take the lead associate support role to a partner on complex and high value transactions where the debt size would typically be in the range of £50-300m
Working knowledge of lender and borrower requirements and approaches to transactions
Experience of multi-jurisdictional transactions would be preferable but is not essential
Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment
Be able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally
Be keen to get involved in business development
Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations
Comply with the firm's systems, policies and procedures in all matters, including compliance, financial systems and time recording.