Real Estate

With experience working on the largest and most complex transactions involving real estate in the UK and Europe, our knowledge of the real estate industry and familiarity with sector-specific concepts means we add real value to clients and onshore advisers.

Our style is to truly become part of the deal team. Our offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Hong Kong and mainland China, and Tokyo enable face-to-face contact across timezones and international markets, a key factor in establishing strong relationships with clients.

We regularly advise on:

  • property finance (including acquisition and development finance) acting for both lenders and borrowers
  • giving advice on the full spectrum of real estate funds, including establishment and ongoing commercially focused tax and regulatory advice
  • formation and company secretarial services, governance and accounting services through our dedicated real estate administration team

Services

Real Estate Structuring, Acquisitions and Disposals

Stability and expertise are key elements in Jersey and Guernsey's proposition. The Channel Islands' low tax regime, proximity to the financial markets of Europe and sophisticated banking and professional infrastructures have contributed to their success as a base in which to establish long-term, real estate holding structures. The types of Jersey vehicles we typically see used for property holding structures are Jersey property unit trusts (JPUTs), limited partnerships and companies. Read more here.

Real Estate Finance

Our banking and finance team advises clients on a wide range of property financial transactions. Members of our Real Estate Finance team have provided advice and solutions on a broad range of transactions to major domestic and international banks and financial institutions. Read more here.

Real Estate Funds

Real estate, infrastructure and energy funds are increasingly significant sectors within our broader investment funds practice.  We are in a unique position to be able to offer cross-jurisdictional advice covering each of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, and Luxembourg laws and we frequently advise in respect of complex multi-jurisdictional structures. Our specialist teams offer a full range of services, acting for asset managers, institutional investors, family offices, banks and service providers, among others.  We also act in respect of investment structures such as joint ventures, parallel or co-investment funds and hybrids. Read more here.

Ogier Global, real estate services

Ogier Global's real estate administration team deals exclusively with real estate holding structures and has significant experience working with sovereign wealth funds, listed real estate firms, fund managers, individual private clients and third party financiers across multiple jurisdictions. Read more here.