Katie has almost 20
years' experience in the real estate sector and has established herself as a
trusted adviser to a range of registered providers, banks, institutional
investors and Real Estate Investment Trusts, advising them on complex large
scale residential portfolio funding and acquisition projects.
Katie leads the real estate finance security team which forms part of the Housing Finance team at Trowers which has been consistently ranked as Tier 1 in both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories for Housing Finance work. Katie is herself noted in Legal 500 (2018) for her work in the sector.
Katie specialises in project managing and leading the real estate finance security team at Trowers on due diligence of large portfolios of residential property assets for a multitude of financing arrangements. Portfolio sizes can range from anything from 10 to over 40,000 units per project.
Transactions and projects she has worked on include high value and complex refinancings as part of internal restructuring or for a merger or partnership, for bond issues and private placements, normal bank funding, lease and leaseback arrangements, development finance, Islamic finance as well as due diligence for portfolio sales and acquisitions of residential assets in the UK.
Katie works with a wide client base giving depth and breadth of insight into this market and enables her to take a '360' approach to transactions. Katie is often called upon for her expertise in providing innovative solutions in getting the highest value for real estate assets and carrying out due diligence and structuring transactions to ensure fundability. Her team specialise in advising on the suitability of mortgagee exclusion clauses and assisted in creating the sector standard NHF mortgagee exclusion clause in use today.
Katie is a key member of the influential Securitisation Working Group in the Housing Sector, which works to agree standard drafting and processes to assist in the streamlining of transactions.
She is also a qualified coach ensuring that she helps her team and others be the best they can be and is a promoter of well-being, positivity and personal development in the work place, and is a back to work mentor for mothers returning to work from maternity leave.