Daniyal is a member of the Real Estate Finance team, based in London. He acts across the full spectrum of real estate financing transactions for both lenders and borrowers and has deep expertise in both domestic and pan-European deals.
Daniyal has over 20 years of experience as a finance lawyer in leading firms the London market and has experience of a broad variety of financings including LBOs, project finance, borrowing base facilities, consensual debt restructurings and receivables financings and of course real estate finance where he has over the years been involved in many well know transactions such as the take private of Debenhams in 2002, Lehman’s acquisition and restructuring of the Meridien Hotels group in the mid noughties and the various phases of financing relating to the construction of the Shard at London Bridge in 2008. In 2005/6 Daniyal was seconded to the structured real estate capital team of ABN AMRO where he transacted pan-European loans and the related Talisman CMBS conduit.
Daniyal combines his financing expertise with a detailed understanding of different real estate asset classes including BTR, residential, PBSA, cold storage, logistics, retail, leisure, science parks, regeneration and hotels to provide pragmatic and commercial advice to his clients. Daniyal is well known for his experience in development finance and complex real estate financing structures. Daniyal has acted for a wide range of market participants including private equity houses, private investors, banks, debt funds and developers.
Daniyal joined Greenberg Traurig LLP in March 2022 from a top ranked real estate finance practice in the City.
Daniyal is recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories and described in Legal 500 as “technically excellent” (Legal 500). Legal 500 testimonials also state:
“Daniyal Ansari pulls together the team and has respect on both sides of a deal in order to provide workable solutions.”
“Daniyal Ansari is a class act – technically excellent, innovative, committed and commercial. His ability to get people around a table and agree a way forward is very impressive.”
- Commercial real estate finance (lender and borrower representations; whole loan, senior loan and mezzanine loans; investment finance and construction finance; distressed and rescue financings)
- Commercial real estate loan sales
- Non-performing loan sales and securitisations
- Fund financings relating to commercial real estate funds
- Related financial restructuring and regulatory matters