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Andreas Panteli

Real Estate Finance & Banking
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Bridging & Development Loans
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Secured Lending
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Andreas Says:
"A combination of effective and pragmatic commercial advice, a conscientious approach and a personal touch ensure that I offer a high level of service to my clients to assist them achieve their objectives on every transaction."

Meet Andreas

I am a Director in the Real Estate Finance Department having joined Lawrence Stephens in 2013.

I advise and act for a wide of range of clients in the sector, including bridging lenders, banks and private lenders based both in England and Wales and overseas.

I have specialist experience in acting for and assisting with the growth of new lenders and challenger banks. Notably, I assisted a private lender from inception to the growth of a significant loan book which exceeded £100m, to then achieving its banking licence.  I was also part of the team at Lawrence Stephens that assisted a Banking client grow a loan book of £60m to £2.5b in under 3 years.

I have a wealth of experience advising businesses, entrepreneurs and developers in connection with real estate acquisition and disposal work which includes large-scale portfolios, development sites, commercial acquisitions and general property investments.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time in the gym, am an avid football fan and a keen traveller having explored different corners of the world.

Experience highlights 

  • Acting for an established Bank in respect of a facility exceeding £10m to assist with the acquisition of a property portfolio exceeding 40 properties
  • Acting for a bridging lender in respect of a facility to assist with the acquisition of a high street parade in Central London for onward development at a sale price of £8.5m
  • Acting for a bridging lender in respect of a loan facility in the sum of £11.6m to assist with the acquisition of a commercial office building with consent to develop the property into residential apartments
  • Acting for a number of developers in the acquisition and financing of airspace leases above existing buildings, the onward development of the site and the disposal of the developed flats thereafter
  • Acting for an entrepreneur on the acquisition of a well-renowned restaurant with a purchase price of £4.5m with the assistance of a multi-security finance provided by an established Bank

“Andreas has established himself as a key component to getting many deals across the line. Over the years, he has also become a trusted advisor and we are very pleased to be able to call him our lawyer and friend.”