We have an extensive track record of advising on the disposal or acquisition of real estate, real estate debt or operating businesses backed by real estate across Europe.
Sell-Side and Buy-Side Advisory
- Real Estate Debt: Loans | Bonds | NPLs | Non-Core | Special Situations
- All Real Estate Asset Classes including Specialised Uses
- All Operating Businesses Backed by Real Estate including Specialised Uses
Diverse expertise assisting clients across Europe with selling and buying loans, bonds, operating businesses and real estate all with a common thread of complexity, specialised use, stress/distress, special situation or just being non-core. Asset classes and sectors have included retail (broad range), healthcare (care homes/private hospitals), offices, marinas, land, PRS and developments. Clients have included PE firms, government agencies (bad banks), investment banks, commercial banks, servicers, family offices and private corporates.
Holistic approach which utilises a thorough understanding of: real estate, real estate debt and operating businesses in key sectors such as healthcare and leisure; the key drivers from both a seller and buyer perspective, the structuring of transactions, commercial and legal due diligence and legal documentation.
Access to a very broad network of potential buyers (from PE/RE Funds, SWFs to Trade Buyers and Family Offices) to create competitive tension and ensure that we select the most suitable partners and optimise transaction terms for our clients. We also have very strong working relationships with all the key legal, valuation and due diligence firms to ensure we can manage the process efficiently and facilitate solutions should issues arise.
PROCESS AND VALUE ADD
Hands-on approach on all aspects of the transaction including due diligence and documentation. Highly pro-active to ensure competitive tension is maintained when selling and fully utilise market intelligence and relationships when advising on acquisitions to provide a higher degree of certainty of execution.
Highly disciplined approach to project managing and driving all aspects of the transaction from start to finish. We also manage both internal client teams and external advisors, service providers and transaction counterparties.
The “Brookland approach” has resulted in significant successes for our clients ensuring that sales proceeds are at the higher end of the expected spectrum (sale of Boots portfolio) or a sale is completed when others attempting to sell have failed (sale of the NHP nursing home business) or a successful acquisition is completed in a very challenging bidding process (e.g. acquisition of Royal Mint Court).