Mark is a partner and heads up the firm’s real estate finance team which specialises in secured real estate lending. Mark’s team supports the banking and finance team as well as independently acting on real estate finance transactions (development, investment and agricultural). Mark’s client base includes several high street banks and challenger banks as well as borrowers.
Mark provides practical commercial advice to our banking and corporate clients in taking security over/lending against real estate. Mark is known for being easy to use, approachable, proactive and always prepared to “give a view”.
Mark has strong connections across the East and West Midlands and, as a result, has bought in several banking clients/work into the team; specifically, from Lloyds Bank, HSBC, NatWest, Handelsbanken, Shawbrook and Virgin Money.
Mark also supports the restructuring and insolvency teams on transactions involving real estate.
Mark is also a member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).
Advised Magenta Storage Ltd on a DRC Capital backed refinancing deal to support the long term growth of the business.
Advising a two bank syndicated club on its £80m lend to an independent healthcare provider
Advising a two bank syndicated club on a £32m lend to a care home group in the North West
Advising OakNorth Bank on its bespoke finance facility supporting the acquisition and redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Dumbleton Hall Hotel.
"Mark Lewis is always very proactive and communicative, which ensures that issues are discussed promptly and transactions run smoothly, even when unforeseen matters arise."