Matt is a partner in the real estate team with broad experience of commercial real estate matters including property finance, investment and development work. He acts for both major commercial lenders on property based funding transactions and for borrowers seeking funding in respect of secured debt and interim development finance. He has advised a range of clients including institutional investors and funds, central government (the Ministry of Defence), local government, international hotel chains and a European based utility company (on bidding for Nuclear New Build sites) in respect of their property needs in both an advisory and transactional capacity.
His recent project experience includes advising:
- Santander in providing finance for the acquisition and development of sites for a housebuilder;
- a private equity house on the property aspects of a series of schools acquisitions;
- a major engineering company on re-gearing of the long term leases of its head office premises and refurbishment of them;
- providing finance secured over a major industrial business park.
Matt joined Shoosmiths' real estate practice in December 2011 from Kent County Council having previously worked in private practice in the City of London (Nabarro and Pinsent Masons).