Jeffrey Rubinoff

Partner, London

Biography

“Jeffrey Rubinoff regularly advises on a variety of transactions including development financing, acquisitions and refinancing. He has experience in complex multi-jurisdictional financing matters and counts both borrowers and lenders among his clients. He is an excellent financing partner and is very knowledgeable.”
Chambers UK, Real Estate Finance in London, 2022

Overview

Jeffrey is a Partner in the firm's global real estate industry group, based in London; acting on a variety of real estate and NPL financing transactions for both the lender and borrower, including domestic and pan-European deals. Jeffrey has worked with a wide range of clients from private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds, private property investors and listed property companies to banks, debt funds, noteholder groups and special servicers on loan originations, secondary market transactions and distressed situations.

This broad client list has given him an all-round perspective and an appreciation of the issues likely to surface in a deal, across a wide range of situations.

He has a long history of working in property finance and combines his financial expertise with a genuine understanding of real estate as an asset. This gives him a head start in such transactions, as he recognises many of the practical priorities facing his clients, whether new money deals or restructurings.

Having practised in Canada prior to re-locating to London, Jeffrey continues to retain contacts and familiarity with the Canadian marketplace. Clients interested in Canada and Canadian companies investing abroad will benefit from his understanding of this market.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law
York University
Osgoode Hall Law School
Languages
English

Experience

Examples of his experience include:

Ongoing representation of a London-based data center operator in financing the development of data centers in the UK, Asia and the Middle East.

Representation of a debt fund on a £275m holdco financing provided to a UK based hotel owner/operator in connection with a portfolio of 13 hotel-owning companies, all based in the UK.

Representation of an independent UK department store in the United Kingdom on the financing of a Bond Street property.

Representation of a debt fund on the $230m development financing for a high-end residential development in Dubai.

Representation of Eurobank on the financing of a Greek NPL portfolio.

Representation of JP Morgan on the senior financing of the construction of cold storage facility in Rennes, France.

Representation of Oaktree Capital Management LLP in connection with residential / planned communities project in UK.

Lead counsel to Archer Hotel Capital B.V. on the financing, circa €400 million pan-European portfolio of hotels. This is the largest hotel financing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representation of Infravia III Invest S.A. (a French infrastructure investor) and the Founders on the disposal of Next Generation Data, a data centre business in South Wales, comprising Europe's largest single site data centre campus.

Representation of a major data center developer of a development financing for a new hyper scale data center in London, UK and the financing of an asset on the US East Coast.

Representation of Westmont Hospitality in connection with its participation in a joint venture acquisition and financing of a portfolio of Italian hotels.

Representation of a sovereign wealth fund on the development financing and investment financing in connection with a portfolio of Dutch residential properties.

Representation of Kildare Partners in connection with the refinancing of real estate properties owned by Technopolis Plc located in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania. This involved advising the Sponsor and Borrower group on all aspects of the senior and mezzanine financing arranged by Citi Bank Plc.

Representation 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.

Representation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the financing to Ares for the acquisition and ongoing capex needs of a pan European portfolio of logistics assets. The White & Case London Real Estate finance department led a cross-jurisdictional team of European lawyers from White & Case and NautaDutilh to deliver a cross-collateralised and cross-border solution for lenders in the initial closing and subsequent syndication of this acquisition financing of a large portfolio of logistics assets.

Representation of Royal Bank of Canada in relation to the financing of the acquisition and development of 14 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1, a purpose built student accommodation property.

Representation of GIC on the establishment of a fund to invest in the origination of commercial real estate loans in the UK.

Representation of TPG portfolio company, P3, on a circa €400 million refinancing of a pan-European portfolio of logistics assets.

Representation of GIC in connection with the acquisition by Davidson Kempner of a portfolio of 88 car-parking properties in the UK. GIC, together with Starwood Finance, provided debt finance to Davidson Kempner for this acquisition.

Awards and Recognition

Band Three, Chambers UK 2022, Real Estate Finance – London

Hall of Fame, Legal 500 2022, Property Finance – London

"He is an excellent financing partner and is very knowledgeable."
Chambers UK 2022, Real Estate Finance – London