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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Fraser MacRae

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Clarke Willmott LLP

Work Department

Social Housing


Fraser MacRae is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Cardiff Social Housing team specialising in funding in the social housing and education sectors.

London: Real estate

Social housing: finance

Within: Leading individuals

Fraser MacRae - Clarke Willmott LLP

Within: Social housing: finance

Clarke Willmott LLP's strong reputation in social housing finance ensures that it attracts a varied portfolio of work from housing associations and institutional lender clients. Vicky Kells leads the specialist national team, which undertakes a broad cross-section of transactions, including those involving bilateral and syndicated lending, private placements, aggregated bonds, debt capital markets issues and development finance. In 2018, Kells and associate Charlotte Lord acted for new client Wales & West Housing on a charging exercise comprising 1,400 residential properties to support a £70m loan facility. Another mandate involved Kells advising Southern Housing Group on property security to be put in place concerning its £75m MUFG revolving credit facility. Fraser MacRae is another experienced partner in the group, which also includes Bethan Evans.

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Wales: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Led by the 'calm and experienced' Fraser MacRae, Clarke Willmott LLP 's four-partner team provides a 'proactive service' to lenders and borrowers on real estate finance matters. It is particularly accomplished in relation to social housing finance, where the firm's work includes advice on syndicated loans, securitisations and private placements, for lenders and housing associations.

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Wales: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

'Extremely knowledgeable in the sector', Clarke Willmott LLP's 'accessible and knowledgeable' Cardiff team has a market-leading reputation for handling financing work - including syndicated loans, securitisations and private placements - on behalf of housing associations and lenders. Team head Vicky Kells regularly acts for registered social landlords (RSLs) on the property security aspects associated with bank and bond financings. The 'solutions-oriented' Fraser MacRae provides the core financing expertise for lenders and borrowers.

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