JC Rathbone Associates, the independent financial risk management consultancy, and Laxfield Capital, the commercial mortgage investment specialist, today announce their collaboration to launch a new real estate finance advisory business, JCRA Laxfield, which will advise borrowers on all aspects of commercial property finance in the UK and Europe.
JCRA Laxfield aims to foster strong and lasting relationships between borrowers and debt providers, enabling investors to execute long-term strategies. It will offer a complete range of debt-related services for borrowers, from inception to repayment, responding to a growing need for specialist financial advice in the real estate market.
The collaboration supplements the existing activities of the two businesses, which will continue to run independently.
JCRA Laxfield combines two of the most respected names in the real estate finance market. JC Rathbone Associates advises on deals with a traded derivative value of £20bn annually and Laxfield’s principals have arranged deals with a value of more than £9bn to date.
JCRA Laxfield will draw on a team of high-calibre professionals based across offices in the UK and US and a long established track record in commercial property finance. Services available to borrowers will include:
Commenting on the collaboration, John Edwards, Managing Director of JC Rathbone Associates, said:
“JCRA Laxfield adds Laxfield’s vast lending experience and highly respected transaction data to JC Rathbone Associates’ existing debt advisory business and strong expertise in risk management. The two companies have successfully worked together on transactions for many years, building reputations for high quality advice with emphasis on long-term relationships.”
Adam Slater, Managing Director of Laxfield Capital, added:
“Globalisation of debt capital and the increase in the variety of lenders have made the real estate finance market more difficult for borrowers to navigate, increasing the need for bespoke financial advice. With its focus on relationships, JCRA Laxfield will take a long-term approach, encouraging clients to think of debt providers as partners to help them throughout their investment strategy, rather than a one-off commodity product.”
Further information about JCRA Laxfield can be found at www.jcralaxfield.com.
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About JC Rathbone Associates
JC Rathbone Associates provides independent financial risk management and debt advisory services to property companies, private equity houses and clients, PFI, social housing and education institutions.
JC Rathbone Associates is a leading advisor on currency and interest rate risk, and works with its clients to produce hedging strategies that are designed to mitigate the negative impact of adverse market movements.
Founded in 1989, JC Rathbone Associates has offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds. For more information please see www.jcra.co.uk.
About Laxfield Capital
Laxfield Capital is a commercial mortgage origination, investment management and advisory business. Laxfield Capital manages commercial mortgage assets on behalf of global institutional investors, including life companies, banks and a sovereign wealth fund.
Founded in 2008 to capitalise on the growing international appetite for UK commercial mortgage investments, Laxfield Capital provides a comprehensive range of services, including origination, investment selection, execution, syndication, investment management and strategic advisory.
Since 1996, the Laxfield Capital directors have originated and managed £9bn of commercial mortgages in the UK and several European markets and assisted nine international investors in building or expanding their UK commercial mortgage platform.
More information is available at www.laxfieldcapital.com.