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Paul Hayward-Surry Partner

Paul is a real estate partner specialising in real estate finance, acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant matters acting for lenders, investors, landlords and tenants. Paul also advises on the real estate aspects of restructuring and insolvency work.
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Paul is part of our highly rated real estate finance team, which offers comprehensive counsel on real estate and real estate finance matters for borrower and lender clients. He specialises in real estate finance, acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant matters acting for lenders, investors, landlord and tenants. He also advises on the real estate aspects of restructuring and insolvency work. Paul leads the firm's relationship with HSBC and is a key client service partner for  Barings Real Estate Advisers LLP, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and NatWest. Legal 500 ranks Paul as a notable individual for real estate finance.

"Deep understanding of the industry with a commercial approach to bridge the gap."

The Legal 500 UK 2024

  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate
  • Real estate investment
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Lenders

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to a real estate fund to assist with the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial logistics properties located in England.

Advised a club on a term loan facility to a unit trust to assist with the acquisition of an investment property in Dover Street, London.

Advised a club in relation to a revolving credit facility to a prominent UK house builder.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to a real estate fund to assist with the acquisition of a portfolio of industrial properties in England.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to a UK investor to assist with the acquisition of a group of companies that owns a portfolio of ninety-one freehold nursing homes in the UK.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to a UK LLP to assist with the acquisition of 460 residential units and seventeen commercial units in London.

Advised a debt fund in relation to a bridging loan to assist with the acquisition of a prime development site in the Chelsea Harbour area of West London.

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Investors

Advised a joint venture partner in connection with a loan facility and equity investment to fund a joint venture to acquire residential properties from house builders prior to practical completion/off plan.

Advised a real estate fund on acquisition and property management matters for a large, mixed use, building in Victoria, London.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a retail parade in Brighton.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of Ramada branded hotels from a company in administration.

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Investors

Advised a joint venture partner in connection with a loan facility and equity investment to fund a joint venture to acquire residential properties from house builders prior to practical completion/off plan.

Advised a real estate fund on acquisition and property management matters for a large, mixed use, building in Victoria, London.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a retail parade in Brighton.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of Ramada branded hotels from a company in administration.

Advised on the real estate aspects of the administration of significant house builder in the South East of England, including the subsequent sale of the properties / development sites in the UK.

Advised the administrators of Zegna III Holdings part way through the development of 3-10 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of Ramada branded hotels from a company in administration.

Advised the administrators on the sale of two shipyards in the UK.

Advised on the consensual restructuring and refinancing of debt facilities secured against an office complex in Thames Valley which culminated in the sale of the freehold property..

More: Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banks and banking
  • Real estate
  • Rail and road

Lenders

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to a UK based investor secured against a portfolio of properties located at Mayfair, London.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of a loan facility to an Isle of Man based real estate fund to assist with the acquisition of a portfolio of gastro pubs located in England.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the provision of loan facility to an Isle of Man based real estate fund to assist with the acquisition of a retail parade located on the outskirts of London.

Advised a UK clearing bank on a loan facility to a UK borrower to refinance the acquisition and development of 299 residential units and c30,000 sq. ft. of commercial premises.

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Investors

Advised a joint venture partner in connection with a loan facility and equity investment to fund a joint venture to acquire residential properties from house builders prior to practical completion/off plan.

Advised a real estate fund on acquisition and property management matters for a large, mixed use, building in Victoria, London.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a retail parade in Brighton.

Advised a UK property fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of Ramada branded hotels from a company in administration.

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Advised Rail for London on the property aspects relating to the transfer of stations on the West Anglia and Crossrail services into Rail for London.

Advised a UK clearing bank on the property aspects for a loan facility to the concessionaire for the City Airport DLR extension.

Advised a train operator on their proposed acquisition and development of a depot / manufacturing facility in England.

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