Hannah Beale

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Hannah is an associate in the London office Real Estate Practice. Hannah advises in relation to real estate financings, including real estate investment acquisitions and disposals, "loan on loan" real estate financings and development finance.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
College of Law, Guildford
Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Southampton
Languages
English

Experience

Acting for CPPIB on its participation in a mezzanine loan facility arranged by Citigroup for the acquisition of London Executive Offices, the UK's largest premium serviced office operator.

Advising an institutional investor in relation to a new loan on loan facility relating to a construction project in London. 

Representation of Bawag PSK in respect of their c. €260 million participation in a senior loan granted to Cerberus, secured against a portfolio of Spanish real estate assets.

Advising of Westmont Hospitality Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 hotels in the Netherlands under the brands of Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton by Hilton and related financing provided by Och Ziff and Deutsche Bank.

Advising a private investment fund in relation to the acquisition and related financing of a large commercial property located in Italy. The financing was structured as senior and mezzanine loan facilities with bespoke intercreditor arrangements. An added complexity of the transaction was the feature of an Italian fund acting as the purchasing vehicle, which gave rise to complex regulatory issues.

Advising J.P. Morgan Securities as provider of debt finance to Lone Star for its acquisition of Dutch nationalised and state-owned real estate bank Propertize and the direct acquisition by J.P. Morgan of certain loan assets from Propertize.

Advising a private investment fund as purchaser on its $230m acquisition of a shopping centre located in the UK and related financing.

Advising a financial institution in relation to its £160m acquisition of a portfolio of performing loans secured against commercial real estate assets located in Ireland.

Advising a financial institution in relation to its financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial real estate properties located across The Nordic countries.

Advising an Israeli bank in relation to its proposed financing of a hotel development in the UK.