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Colin Morgan

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance.

Position

Finance partner specialising in leveraged finance and real estate finance.

Career

Trained Norton Rose; qualified 1996; partner Macfarlanes 2008.

Education

Sherborne School; Reading University (Classical Studies (First Class)).


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

The team at Macfarlanes LLP is 'excellent on all counts', and is known for its strength on the lender and borrower sides, advising on a wide range of asset classes, including student accommodation, PRS schemes, hotels and supermarkets. Alternative lenders make up a key part of the client base: department heads Colin Morgan and Clare Breeze  recently advised Venn Partners on a £46.7m facility to refinance a portfolio of PRS units, and Jat Bains acted for Legal & General's BTR fund on the financing of the development of Roseberry Place in Bath, as well as for Legal & General Homes on the financing for the infrastructure development at its Crowthorne site. The team also won work from significant new clients, including housing developer Bewley Homes, which it advised on a £55m land acquisition and development facility, and Supermarket Income REIT; Morgan and newly promoted senior counsel Laura Bretherton acted for the latter on a £100m revolving credit facility with HSBC, partially to fund its first three property acquisitions.

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