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Clifford Chance advises Aareal Bank AG on the secured refinancing of a €300m logistics property portfolio for logistics specialist Goodman

6 December 2011

Clifford Chance advises Aareal Bank AG on the secured refinancing of a €300m logistics property portfolio for logistics specialist Goodman

Clifford Chance advised Aareal Bank AG, Wiesbaden/Germany, as Lead Arranger and Senior Lender on the €300m secured refinancing of a logistics property portfolio, comprising properties throughout Germany and Poland.

The properties with a total lettable area of over one million square metres are owned by Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), belonging to Goodman Group, one of the biggest owners, managers and developers of logistics properties in the world.

The Clifford Chance lead team jointly led by partners Loren Richards (Banking & Capital Markets) and Dr. Christian Keilich (Real Estate) comprised partner Tobias Schulten, senior associates Rafael Lamlé and Michael Brill, associate Tanja Gropp (all Banking & Capital Markets), senior associate Markus Böhn and associate Holger Pollmann (both Real Estate) – all Frankfurt.

Loren Richards and Christian Keilich commented that this was a complex portfolio and a complex structure in a volatile market and that the successful closing is a testament to all involved – especially the Aareal and Goodman in-house teams. The Firm's appointment demonstrates the market's trust in the Firm's ability to deliver joined-up solutions across products and geographies in challenging circumstances.

Clifford Chance berät Aareal Bank AG bei der 300 Millionen Euro-Refinanzierung eines Logistikportfolios für Goodman

Die internationale Anwaltssozietät Clifford Chance hat Aareal Bank AG, Wiesbaden, als Lead Arranger und Senior Lender bei der Bereitstellung eines Kredits in Höhe von 300 Millionen Euro für die Refinanzierung eines Immobilienportfolios beraten. Das Portfolio besteht aus 27 Logistikimmobilien in Deutschland und 7 in Polen.

Die Objekte mit einer vermietbaren Gesamtfläche von über einer Million Quadratmetern gehören zum Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), der zur Goodman Group gehört, einem der größten Eigentümer, Verwalter und Entwickler von Logistikimmobilien weltweit.

Das Beratungsteam von  Clifford Chance unter gemeinsamer Leitung der Partner Loren Richards (Banking & Capital Markets) und Dr. Christian Keilich (Real Estate) bestand aus Partner Tobias Schulten, Senior Associates Rafael Lamlé und Michael Brill, Associate Tanja Gropp (alle Banking & Capital Markets), Senior Associate Markus Böhn und Associate Holger Pollmann (beide Real Estate) – alle Frankfurt.