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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 and insights

Curved skyscrapers against a blue sky

Publications: 25 May 2023

Continuation funds for real estate fund managers

In the current global economic climate, continuation funds provide an attractive alternative exit opportunity for real estate fund managers looking to create liquidity for investors in their funds.

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Purple flower

Publications: 25 April 2023

Women in Funds: Conversation with Lorna Brown, CEO at Birchwood Real Estate Capital

In the next episode of ‘Women in Funds’, funds & asset management partner Emma Danforth (London) has an insightful discussion with Lorna Brown, CEO at the newly established Birchwood Real Estate…

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Publications: 20 February 2023

Investing in operational real estate: Student accommodation

With a consistent tenant base and stable cashflows, student accommodation is an attractive investment for real estate investors. 

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Waves hitting the shore on a sandy beach

Publications: 15 December 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile: Cayman Islands

A&O partner Kamar Jaffer (Dubai) discusses key legal and regulatory trends in the Cayman Islands with our guest speaker Philip Ireland, a Dubai-based partner at the Maples Group.

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