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Debt Advisory


Leading UK Real Estate Debt Advisors

 

As one of the most respected Debt Advisory teams in the UK, our experts provide bespoke real estate debt fund and financing solutions that deliver enhanced returns and more efficient structures whilst reducing your execution risk. We provide expert advice across all forms of funding including acquisition, refinancing, repositioning, development, investment and across all markets including office, retail, industrial, hotels, student accommodation and healthcare.

  • Debt Advisory Funds Advised On
    (Since 2018)
    £5bn+
  • Capital Markets Transactions Advised On
    (All Asset Classes)
    100+
  • Experienced Team Lender
    Relationships
    350+

What We Offer

One-stop solution to all your real estate debt needs.

As the debt space grows more and more complex, we are here to help you navigate through the borrowing process and ensure that you are equipped with the best possible advice. 

Providing independent, specialist advice supported by strong lender relationships and extensive experience across all real estate sectors, we're best place to meet your unique needs. 

Connected with over 350 lenders globally, we offer the broadest range of options and most innovative solutions to you debt requirements through a single point of contact. 

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Planning
  • Capital Raising
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Funding Options
  • Lender Negotiations
  • Strategic Advice
  • Transaction Execution
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Why work with us?

We ensure optimal terms with maximum confidence by working impartially with lenders who best match each client’s circumstances.

Our National Capital Markets team advises on acquisitions and disposals, real estate investment, development and finance requirements across the UK. Also operating worldwide, we work with a range of institutional investors, property companies, asset managers and private equity firms.

Engaging us for Real Estate Debt Advisory means:

  • A single point of contact to 350+ lending relationships
  • In-house modelling, strategic advice, stress testing and analysis of comparables
  • A holistic understanding of real estate within Colliers' National Capital Markets Team
  • Draw down to completion managed on your behalf
  • Lead or supporting role to completion
  • Lending providers out of the mainstream scope

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How we work

Understanding risk appetite is paramount. From high street banks to pension funds, specialist and peer-to-peer lenders, we track market information and lender policies. Structuring optimal lending in changing markets is where we truly add value. We approach only the most suitable providers, leveraging our credit expertise into client savings.

Engaging us entirely delegates:

  • Strategic analysis of gearing, debt maturity, capital allocation and funding structures
  • Modelling and stress testing to determine equity required
  • Sourcing and presenting to lenders
  • Negotiating pricing, covenants and other requirements
  • Reports for investors and boards
  • Optimal debt structuring, including project timetable
  • Management of the draw down process from conception to completion

Through expertise and relationships, we are trusted by our clients and lenders to bring perspective to the structuring of debt within real estate portfolios.

We are lender-impartial and free from bias or incentives. By representing the borrower, we equip our clients to make best-informed lending decisions.

In addition to providing real estate finance solutions, we work closely with the Colliers' Advisory & Restructuring team who specialise in supporting corporate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency situations – find out more here.

This enables us to provide truly end-to-end advice regarding loan origination, interim monitoring and exit across performing and non-performing assets.


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Case Studies


Office

A property company was refinancing its portfolio of regional office assets to support an asset maximisation program. Client sought high LTV, low amortisation and flexible money.
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Residential

Permitted Rights Scheme development finance for 258 high-spec residential units in London, saving £2.6 million
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Alternative

A 500+ bed student accommodation build required development and operational finance. Secured 2 year development and 5 year operational terms through one lender.
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Hotel

PE House with a forward commitment to acquire a hotel at practical completion, required amortisation IRR and cash-on-cash yield. Secured £20m at 60% LTV.
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Healthcare

Owners of a £15m pan-island commercial real estate portfolio sought long-term lending against multiple mixed use assets, including medical and healthcare. Secured 10 year term at 2.58% over LIBOR.
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Retail

Client sought to purchase leasehold of a London tube station shopping centre whilst requiring maximum LTV. With strong tenants and a stable income stream, a 15-year term was achievable at sub 250 bps.
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News & Insights


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Understanding funding options for student accommodation refurbishments will unlock returns


Read Eamon Sweeny's latest article on why refurbishment is an interesting investment proposition and how optimal funding solutions can be secured.
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