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Renae is a partner in our Banking & Finance Team, specialising in real estate investment and development finance. Renae has over 15 years of top tier experience and has acted for a wide variety of clients from banks, insurers and alternative lenders, to private equity houses, asset managers and property developers.

Renae specialises in all facets of real estate investment and development finance origination and restructuring, and has extensive experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional lending and consensual work-outs and restructurings.

Specific experience examples

  • AEW Capital Management Ltd – Matters including:
    • Acted for AEW as borrower in relation to a $85m bilateral facility agreement from ING Bank (Australia) Ltd for the acquisition of 10 Barrack Street, Sydney.
    • Acted for AEW as borrower in relation to a $36.6m bilateral facility agreement from DBS Bank Ltd for the acquisition of 54 Miller Street, North Sydney.
  • AMP Capital Funds Management Ltd (ACFML) – Matters including:
    • Acted for ACFML in its capacity as responsible entity of AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund as borrower in relation to a $450m syndicated facility agreement to refinance existing indebtedness and finance acquisition and development costs of properties in the Fund.
    • Acted for ACFML in its capacity as responsible entity of AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund as borrower in relation to a $150m syndicated facility agreement to refinance existing indebtedness and finance acquisition and development costs of properties in the Fund.
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and HSBC – Acted for the banks as financiers to subsidiaries of Walker Group Holdings Pty Ltd in relation to a $455m syndicated facility agreement for the acquisition and development of 4 Parramatta Square.
  • Canary Wharf Group plc and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company – Acted for the Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar JV entity as borrower on an up to £384m syndicated facility agreement relating to the development of buildings B3, B4a and B6/7 at the Shell Centre, London.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia – Acted for the bank as financier in relation to a $84m bilateral facility agreement to a Denwol Group Pty Ltd and Scentre Group Ltd JV entity for the acquisition and development of 90 residential apartments and retail premises on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction.
  • CPPIB Credit Investments Inc – Acted for CPPIB in relation to the establishment of a $500m real estate debt fund for the purposes of investing in loans backed by Australian and New Zealand real estate assets.
  • Credit Agricole CIB Australia Ltd, ING Bank (Australia) Ltd and Shinsei Bank Ltd – Acted for the banks as financiers in relation to a $215m syndicated facility agreement for the acquisition of a 50% interest in the Latitude Landowning Trust and a 50% leasehold interest in 235 St George’s Terrace, Perth.
  • Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch – Acted for the bank as financier on an up to £49m senior facility agreement and an up to £15.5m mezzanine facility agreement relating to the development of Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading and advising Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch on the subsequent sale of the mezzanine facility.
  • ING Bank (Australia) Ltd – Acted for ING as financier to subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley in relation to a $41m bilateral facility agreement for the acquisition of a 50% leasehold interest in 699 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
  • JP Morgan Securities PLC and JP Morgan Limited – Acted for JP Morgan as financier in relation to the potential £1bn financing of Apollo’s acquisition of the Project Churchill portfolio from Aviva plc comprising non-performing loans, sub-performing loans, performing loans and real estate assets and preparing and negotiating bid stage documentation including a commitment letter and term sheet.
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company – Matters including:
    • Acted for MetLife as financier on an up to €72m facility agreement relating to the refinancing of the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin and its associated operating business.
    • Acted for MetLife as financier on an up to £200m facility agreement relating to the refinancing of a hotel and operating business portfolio comprising The REH Heathrow, The Free Trade Hall, Manchester and The Mayfair Hotel, London W1.
  • Moelis Australia Asset Management Ltd – Acted for Moelis as financier to Roseville 88 Pty Ltd in relation to a $85m syndicated facility agreement for the acquisition and development of 118 residential apartments, car parking and commercial premises at 989-1015 Pacific Highway, Roseville.
  • RBC Europe Limited and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., London Branch – Acted for the banks as financiers on an up to £592.5m facility agreement relating to the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial, hotel and operating business assets located throughout the UK.
  • State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman (SGRF) – Acted for SGRF as borrower on an up to €222m facility agreement relating to the financing of its acquisition of a majority interest in a hotel portfolio and associated operating business located in Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland operated by Hilton affiliates.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sydney Branch – Acted for the bank as financier in relation to a $115m syndicated facility agreement for the acquisition of a 50% interest in 52 Goulburn Street, Sydney and a 50% interest in 240 Queen Street, Brisbane.
  • Talos Capital Limited, TCI REP International Limited, TCI REP Co-Investment II LP and The Children’s Investment Master Fund – Acted for the TCI entities as financiers and security trustee on a £400m facility agreement relating to the development of Marble Arch Place and 466-490 Edgware Road, London, W1 including negotiating a corporate guarantee from the Sponsor with net worth covenant.