Chen Ikeogu

Partner, Real Estate Finance 020 3465 4324 cikeogu@maplesteesdale.co.uk vCard
Secretary: Shahin Satvilker 020 3465 4365 ssatvilker@maplesteesdale.co.uk
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Profile:

Chen is a partner in the real estate finance team and the Industrial & Logistics sector team. Chen advises banks, other financial institutions, funds, family offices and borrowers involved in funding the acquisition, investment or development of property. Key sectors include student accommodation, mixed-use and residential development, PRS and hotels. General banking experience includes leveraged finance asset based lending, project finance and restructuring.

Professional experience:

  • Advising a privately owned property company, Martins Properties, in connection with a £33m senior loan facility provided by Canada Life Investments for a mixed portfolio of properties in Chelsea
  • Advising Tristan Capital Partners in connection with a £33m facility provided by Wells Fargo Bank N.A., to refinance the acquisition costs incurred to fund the corporate acquisition of a Luxembourg entity from CarVal Investors and secured on a 180,000 sq ft office building in Croydon
  • Advising Maslow Capital in connection with a £25m facility to fund the acquisition and subsequent development of a property on the south side of Church Street, Manchester to create a 180 unit residential block
  • Advising TPG (US private equity fund) in connection with a £200m investment in a UK development finance lending platform, to assist Maslow Capital in providing development finance in the UK residential market
  • Advising London & UK Property in connection with a £20m development finance package provided by Hyde Park Finance (as senior lender) and Prosperity Capital Partners (as junior lender) to develop a 520 bed student accommodation scheme at The Globe works site, Birmingham and the forward sale of the freehold interest in the property to PGIM

Professional history: 

  • Trained at Sinclair Roche & Temperley (now Stephenson Harwood), 1997 –1999
  • Solicitor at Eversheds, 2000 –2003
  • Associate at Baker & McKenzie, 2003 – 2004
  • Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing, 2004 –2008
  • Senior Associate at McGrigors (now Pinsent Masons), 2008 –2012
  • Senior Associate at Shepherd and Wedderburn, 2012 – 2015
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale, 2015

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Awards and recognition:

  • 'Chen Ikeogu is knowledgeable, pragmatic and always provides clear and concise advice, even when dealing with complex matters. He is always responsive and reliable.' Legal 500 2019
  • 'Chen Ikeogu is a very proactive and hands-on partner.' Legal 500 2019

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