Jon Lent is a partner in the Financial Services Practice, advising borrowers, listed and private funds, and private equity investors – as well as banks, debt funds and alternative lenders – on structured finance transactions secured on real estate and operational assets.
His work includes investment and development facilities for shopping centres, offices, industrial, logistics, high-end residential, co-living and PRS/BTR, and mixed-use portfolio transactions.
Jon has specialist expertise in funding hotels/serviced apartments (including direct agreements with brands), student accommodation, and care homes and senior living assets.
He also advises on all aspects of senior and mezzanine financings, inter-creditor and upside arrangements; fund finance; Islamic finance; debt restructuring, loan-on-loan and strategic loan-to-own; loan trading; and loan-linked derivatives.
Jon has been listed as a leading real estate finance lawyer in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK.