Property Finance & Security Lending

Our leading commercial real estate team has a wealth of expertise relating to property finance and secured lending.

We act for funders such as high street banks, pension funds and private investors on all elements of property finance including investment and development funding. We have experience of working with both UK and overseas borrowers and have been involved in the financing and refinancing of a wide variety of commercial property. Our experience extends to office developments, shopping centres, distribution centres, nightclubs, public houses, restaurants, mixed use buildings, residential developments, industrial parks and brownfield sites.

Our team regularly draws on expertise from across the firm, including our banking and securities team, and covers the full suite of finance-related issues, such as security over land and drafting both standard and bespoke security documentation.

To find out more about our work in relation to property finance and secured lending, please contact one of our expert team, detailed below.


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Angela Thomas

Commercial Real Estate - Partner

Angela qualified in 1986 and joined Taylor Walton (then Taylor Walker) early in 1987. She has specialised in commercial property work since joining the firm and became a Partner in 1991.

In 2004 Angela became Head of the Commercial Real Estate Department, which is one of the largest teams in the South East region, offering a full range of real estate services.

Angela has throughout her career acted for a number of the firm’s most important clients carrying out high value work and has built her reputation on a pragmatic commercial approach coupled with excellent client service. In particular Angela is responsible for the firm being retained for over 20 years by Capita Plc to handle its commercial property requirements. Capita is the UK’s leading outsourcing company and over this period has amassed one of the largest commercial property portfolios in the private sector.

Angela advises on leasehold acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters and a wide range of ancillary issues.

Angela also has considerable experience in handling the property aspects of corporate and business acquisitions and disposals, substantial investment acquisitions and disposals and complex financing transactions and commercial development work particularly in the office retail and leisure sector.

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"Taylor Walton LLP advised Capita on the property aspects of two deals with an aggregate value of £162m. Team head Angela Thomas, Dermot Carey and Michael Kelly are the key figures in the team, which also assisted Brook Street and The Jarvis Group with substantial real estate transactions"

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