Hilco backs North West office development with lend of over £5m


andrew ward

Specialist bridge lender Hilco Real Estate Finance (HREF) has confirmed the completion of a £5.4m loan secured against a well-positioned office building in the North West of England.

The borrower, an experienced developer, had recently fully refurbished and tenanted the historic building, and had reached the end of an existing loan term.

As a potential sale had not materialised, a quick refinance was required. As both the borrower’s and HREF’s solicitors were well organised,  this loan went from initial enquiry to completion in only four weeks.

“Given the nature of the office market, our expertise in understanding early on the quality of this asset helped to ensure success,” explains Andrew Ward, managing director of HREF.

“As well as being able to act swiftly, we were also able to structure the loan so that interest is retained until the end of the tenants’ rent free period, and will thereafter be serviced.

Our thanks go to all the advisers involved who helped to ensure a smooth transaction.”

HREF was advised by Clarion Solicitors and Lambert Smith Hampton, while Trowers Hamlin represented the borrower.