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Real Estate Funds

Allen & Overy has extensive expertise in structuring and establishing real estate funds.

In recent years, as real estate has become a fully-fledged alternative asset class for funds alongside private equity funds and hedge funds, we have advised on some of the largest and most complex fund structures, delivering to clients imaginative and intelligent solutions that meet their commercial needs.

Our real estate fund clients include some of the world's largest asset managers and private equity real estate fund managers. We provide advice in relation to various commercial real estate funding and joint venture structures using onshore and offshore partnerships and corporates, eg Luxembourg FCPs, SICAVs, SICAFs, and Jersey and Guernsey corporates. 

We act in all the areas that you would encounter during the life-cycle of a real estate fund, from fund formation to real estate, regulatory, tax and corporate advice through to exit strategies.

Our international network of lawyers in the real estate funds group allows us quickly to solve cross-border issues - with offices in the majority of the world's major financial centres, we can provide you with a choice of location as to where you would like your work to be managed. 

News & insights

Modern office buildings against a blue sky

Publications: 26 January 2022

National Security and Investment Act 2021: Impact on Real Estate

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came in to force on 4 January 2022. We consider the risks posed to real estate investors and the implications for the real estate sector in the…

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Modern black and mirrored building against a grey sky

News: 24 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises BNP Paribas in the securitisation of a real estate loan

Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas in relation to the securitisation of a loan granted by the bank to a closed-end real estate alternative investment fund reserved to professional investors and…

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Amazing cityscape of Warszawa, capital city of Poland

Publications: 24 January 2022

Poland: future trends and challenges for the real estate market 2021/2022

In this video, Michał Matera, Partner discusses the key trends he has seen develop in the Polish real estate market including the growth of alternative asset classes, particularly logistics and PRS. 

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Berlin Mediaspree office buildings

News: 14 January 2022

A&O advises Universal-Investment and Bavarian pension scheme manager BVK on the acquisition of the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

Allen & Overy has advised a real estate fund which was set up for Bavarian pension scheme manager Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the Luxembourg platform of Universal-Investment on the…

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