Leanne is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in real estate financing. Leanne was a senior director in the transaction management team in the real estate finance department at a national banking group for 17 years until October 2018. Leanne has actively participated in the LMA working parties for the real estate finance investment and development documentation, intercreditor documentation and insurance broker’s letter. She presented at the launch of the REF Investment Facility in Manchester and has also written an article for the LMA’s Real Estate Loan Book, entitled “Property Due Diligence – a Lender’s Perspective”.
Her experience includes the structuring and financing in the UK of large developments (build-to-rent; mixed use residential, office and retail; motor service areas; student accommodation; and urban regeneration) and complex investments (corporate funding for major house builders; shopping centres; and mixed use office/retail).
Leanne helped establish the real estate finance precedents at RBS and was primarily responsible for legal training of the team during her time there.