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110 QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW, GLASGOW CITY, G1 3HD, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 228 8000
Fax:
Fax 0141 228 8310
DX:
GW9 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
uk.dwf.law/

Geoff Stansfield

Tel:
Work +44 (0)141 228 8331
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I have many years’ experience in the real estate investment market in Scotland and specialise in commercial real estate investment, asset management, real estate finance, funding & acquisition and cross-border transactions.

Position

Partner - Real Estate (Investment)

Career

): I have many years’ experience in the commercial property sector including advising institutional investor clients, private equity investor funds, various household-named banks and other niche lenders and various insolvency practices dealing with distressed assets.


Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DWF's team is highly active in real estate finance, which is an area where the firm has a particularly strong profile UK-wide (most notably in its work for lenders); clients in this space include Unity Trust Bank, Close Property Finance, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander. In 2017, practice head Grant Docherty and senior associate Alan Glen acted for NM Rothschild in the provision of £5.5m financing to a UK property fund for the acquisition of an office park in Midlothian. The firm also acts for borrowers; Glen and Docherty recently advised Ambassador LB Holdings LP on the £60m financing needed for the acquisition of a number of commercial real estate assets, and they also handled a similar mandate for Squarestone Growth LLP. Other practitioners with a specialism in real estate finance are Geoff Stansfield, Robin Watt and Paul Mason. Mason also handles renewable energy finance transactions, which is an area of growth for the firm, particularly in relation to onshore wind and CHP biomass plant projects; a highlight involved assisting the Glennon Brothers group of companies with obtaining financing for the development of a CHP biomass plant. General corporate banking work is another mainstay of the practice for the firm, whose other areas of sector activity include hotels and leisure, education, social housing and healthcare.

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