Expertise

Ara is a Legal Director in the Real Estate Finance team in London and acts for senior and mezzanine lenders, investors, developers and high-net worth individuals on complex domestic and cross-border deals focussing on real estate finance (both real estate investment and development finance transactions).

Ara's experience includes secondments to Canary Wharf Group and LaSalle Investment Management.

Experience includes:

  • NatWest and Crédit Agricole CIB on green facilities used to fund the development of Phase 1 of the Canada Water Masterplan (a joint venture between British Land and AustralianSuper)
  • Précis Capital Partners and Carlyle on an £80m facility made available to a fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners to be used to finance the development of “The Oren” (a premium later living development in Hampstead, London to be operated by Elysian Residences)
  • Norlake Hospitality on facilities used to finance the development / refurbishment of three “The Hoxton” branded open-house hotels in Berlin, Barcelona and London and Estelle Manor in Oxfordshire
  • ARA Venn on a £46.7 million facility provided to Invesco Real Estate to refinance a portfolio of 580 purpose-built PRS units located in Bracknell, Exeter, Bedford, Crawley and Stevenage
  • Maybourne Hotel Group on the refinancing of Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels
  • the family office of a prominent Middle Eastern investor on the refinancing of the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel and
  • the borrower on the refinancing of the St Martins Lane, Sanderson and Churchill Hyatt hotels
Languages
  • Armenian - Converstational 
Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of England & Wales