Nick Strutt, Partner, Real Estate

Nick Strutt

Partner

Personal Profile

Nick is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Finance Group.

He has extensive experience advising financial institutions, funds, developers and investors on all aspects of real estate finance transactions, including on investment, development and structured financings (with senior mezzanine debt). He acts on both the lender and sponsor side, and also has considerable experience of acting on restructuring and enforcements.

Recent matters include advising a well-known developer on its financing of a large mixed-use development at Paddington, representing a consortium of lenders on the refinancing of a portfolio of UK shopping centres, acting for a state-owned bank on the receivership of a large London mixed-use development, and advising a consortium on their equity bridge facilities relating to the securitisation of properties held by a national supermarket.

Nick is ranked as a Leader in his Field in Chambers & Partners 2022, which says that his "main strength is his general experience and visibility in the market that allows him to advise on similar situations." He is also described as "a very personable and receptive partner". Legal 500, which ranks Nick as a Leading Individual, adds that clients say he "understands all there is to know about real estate finance but more importantly he understands all there is to know about our business too". He runs a team that provides "high levels of specialist knowledge and strong customer service".

Key Experience

  • Acting for investors and developers on financing arrangements for large developments and acquisitions, including a well-known developer on its financing of a large mixed-use development at Paddington.

  • Advising various banks on real estate related refinancing's, including a consortium of lenders on the refinancing of a portfolio of UK shopping centres.

  • Acting for various banks on restructurings and insolvencies, including a state-owned bank on the receivership of a large London mixed-use development.

  • Advising on structured finance transactions, including a consortium on their equity bridge facilities relating to the securitisation of properties held by a national supermarket.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Macfarlanes
Trainee, Norton Rose

 

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