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Anna Christou

Real Estate Finance & Banking
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Property Refinance
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Secured Lending & Banking
Anna Says:
“I work to stay one step ahead to pre-empt any hurdles and find solutions to ensure matters progress seamlessly."

Meet Anna

I qualified into the Property and Real Estate Finance department at Lawrence Stephens Solicitors in January 2013 and was promoted to Associate in September 2014.

I regularly act for a range of Commercial Banks, Bridging Lenders and Borrowers in acquisitions and portfolio refinancing deals of varying complexity, ranging from £100,000 to £18m.  My experience includes working for individuals and companies on a range of residential sales and acquisitions of Freehold, Leasehold and New Build properties.

I am a people person. Building strong relationships with my clients by investing time into getting to know them and their business needs ensures my advice is always commercial and practical.  I enjoy the thrill of getting complex deals over the line.

Outside of work, I am kept busy by my 3 young daughters.  I love cooking, baking and fitness.

Experience highlights 

  • Acting for Borrower on an £8.5m refinancing of a site in central London in a matter of days
  • Acting for Borrower on an £18m refinancing of a portfolio of 120 residential properties
  • Being a key part of the team at LS that assisted a Banking client grow a loan book of £60m to £2.5b in a little under 3 years

"Having worked with Anna for a number years I have no hesitation in saying that I have always found her to be kind, knowledgeable, thorough and professional. Real estate finance transactions are often very stressful and working with someone like Anna, when you know you will not only get speedy responses and timely updates but also a transparent and commercial view on things, can make all the difference. Anna’s attitude to overcome problems and provide balanced advice regardless of the size and complexity of the transaction is truly second to none."

Asim Shirwani, CCO Lendhub