Why Brookland?

  • Our expertise is in real estate (all real estate asset classes and operating businesses backed by real estate) and capital (debt and equity)
  • Deep and sophisticated knowledge of the real estate debt and equity markets built up over the last 25 years both as principals and as practitioners, with heavy transactional experience through a number of real estate cycles
  • In the last 13 years we have executed 85+ transactions representing capital exceeding €37 billion
  • Recognised by the market as one of the leading and most experienced specialist CRE debt teams in Europe, with unique capabilities in relation to debt arranging across both the loan and capital markets, debt restructurings and debt sales
  • Involved in numerous industry initiatives, such as leading CREFC Europe’s CMBS 2.0 Principles, setting out best practices for structuring new CMBS issuances in Europe
  • Our ethos is to combine expertise, integrity and trust in everything we do and operate to the highest standards
  • We live by our reputation and we value our long-term relationships, securing high levels of repeat business
  • Being an independent firm, we are solely focused on securing the best outcome for our clients and work on the principle that we can only be successful if our clients are successful
  • We adopt a “hands-on approach” focused on managing and driving all aspects of transactions on behalf of our clients including managing both internal client teams and external advisers and transaction counterparties so that our clients can focus on their core activities
  • We bring creative, innovative solutions and value-added / problem-solving proposals to the table.  This is evidenced by the testimonials and significant levels of repeat business we receive from our clients
  • Our team has been at the forefront of complex and innovative real estate structures over the last 25 years and has strong capabilities in structuring and understanding legal documentation
  • Heavy transaction experience through a number of real estate cycles and across multiple product areas (debt and equity) provides unique insights into finding solutions
  • We offer leading quantitative and technical capabilities in highly complex forms of cashflow modelling
  • We use technology to optimise business processes and accelerate business results
  • Strong market coverage and working relationships with key market participants built over the last 25 years (including lenders, real estate investors, special situation and distressed investors as well as professional advisers, service providers and valuation and other due diligence firms)
  • We possess our own extensive proprietary databases of many hundreds of lenders/debt investors and real estate investors based on their current lending/investment criteria
  • We maintain a regular dialogue with these debt and equity investors to ensure our understanding of their appetite remains current through the real estate cycle

Press Coverage

21 Mar 2024
Bisnow – Pinewood Defies Studio Uncertainty With £750M Debt Raise
20 Mar 2024
React News – Pinewood rolls out red carpet for £750m bond
02 Nov 2023
Nassar Hussain to deliver welcoming remarks at CREFC Europe’s Autumn Conference
Brookland’s Nassar Hussain will be speaking at Canada’s 2023 Global Property Market Conference
13 Oct 2022
Nassar Hussain named as CREFC Europe’s new chairman-elect

Representative Transactions

c. €31 m
Spanish Bank Branch Portfolio
Acquisition financing for 34 bank branches across Spain
Debt Arranging
2018 / 2015
£2.1 bn / £1.6 bn
UK Private Hospitals
Restructuring of debt secured by 35 private hospitals
Creditor Restructuring
>£250 m
Boots Portfolio
Sale of 300+ high street retail properties
Sell-Side Advisory
c. £500 m
Debt restructuring and sale of major UK nursing home operating business
Creditor Restructuring & Sell-Side Advisory
€1.2 bn
Restructuring of debt secured by 109 Karstadt stores
Creditor Restructuring
£49.5 m
Royal Mint Court
Acquisition of landmark City of London office site
Buy-Side / Investment Advisory
£535 m
Tahiti Finance
Restructuring of debt secured by a portfolio of 61 hotels
Creditor Restructuring
£435 m
Plantation Place
Restructuring of debt secured on Planation Place
Borrower Restructuring
£100 m
Lead manager and arranger on first ever bridge loan securitisation
Debt Arranging
Capital Markets
£104 m
One Poultry
Acquisition financing for prime City of London office
Debt Arranging
2016 - 2021
£1.7 bn
Pinewood Studios
Acquisition Finance, RCFs and Capital Markets Refinancings
Debt Arranging
Loans & Capital Markets

Our Client Testimonials

"Brookland have always provided us with clear and valuable advice and have outperformed on every mandate"  

Paul Golding
Paul Golding, Partner, Aermont Capital and Chairman and acting CEO Pinewood Group

"Entrepreneurial yet highly disciplined and tenacious at delivering results. They sourced, structured and financed one of our most profitable real estate acquisitions. They think strategically and commercially and understand our priorities."

Yehuda Barashi
Founder & Principal, LRC Group

"Brookland punches significantly above its weight in a market crowded by larger players and its unique capabilities are well recognised. We have engaged them over the last 10 years on some of the most difficult restructurings and sales processes in the European real estate debt markets and they have always managed to deliver."

Robbie Hughes
CEO Banking & Credit Management, Link Asset Services

"We have worked with Brookland for many years on a number of transactions. They are excellent. Their knowledge of real estate debt is unique for an adviser. They offer a great balance of technical expertise and commerciality and with their hands-on approach are very effective at managing transactions to a successful conclusion."

Andrew Haines
Partner (Head of Real Estate) Chenavari

"Brookland act with honour and integrity and have always delivered on what they say they will do. They understand the meaning of “relationship” and truly act as our partner."

Tariq Usmani
CEO, Henley Homes
"Debt Advisor of the Year (Development Financing): UK" 2020
Runner Up
"Debt Advisor of the Year (Investment Financing): Continental Europe" 2020
“Restructuring Deal of the Year” 2019 - £2.2bn General Healthcare Group/ BMI Healthcare
“Debt Advisor of the Year: UK” 2019
“Europe High-Yield Bond of the Year” 2019 – Pinewood £550m bond
“Debt Advisor of the Year in the UK and Ireland” 2018
“Advisory Firm of the Year” 2017 and 2018
Runner Up
“European Debt Advisor of the Year” 2016
“Out of Court Restructuring of the Year 2015” – £1.6bn General Healthcare Group
“European Debt Workout Advisor of the Year” 2014
Top 10
Financial advisers globally / EMEA for restructurings across all industry sectors in 2012 / H1 2013 (despite focusing solely on European real estate)
The Banker “Deals of the Year” 2013 – €4.3bn Deutsche Annington GRAND (Vonovia)
Twice achieved Finalist status for the “Newcomer of the Year” at the industry leading Property Week Awards in 2011 and 2012
Top 5
Adviser for German based financial restructurings, 2010 Debtwire league tables
"Debt Adviser of the Year (£50m+ Deals): UK" 2023
“Debt Advisor of the Year (Investment Financing): UK” 2021