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    Latifa is part of the Finance team. Within the team her focus is on advising banks, private equity parties, (property) funds and other investors and businesses on structuring and documenting mainly national and international property and project financing. She also has experience with restructuring, securitising and selling loans. Latifa has also worked in London.

    Driven. Result-oriented. Strong-willed.

    Latifa received a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Amsterdam. She then completed the master’s in Private Law at the University of Amsterdam.

    Experience

    Pramerica
    Advised Pramerica in relation to mezzanine financing for the IEF Berlage fund (retail property Bijenkorf, V&D and Hema).

    Deutsche Bank
    Advised Deutsche Bank on “Tulip”, the first post-crisis CMBS transaction of Dutch property credit (part of the Corio portfolio bought by Mount Kellett).

    Starwood
    We advised Starwood in connection with property financing.

    HIG
    We advised HIG on the purchase of various property loans.

    M7 Real Estate / HIG Bayside – M7 Real Estate / Starwood
    Advised M7 Real Estate on the financing of the purchase of various portfolios of “light industrial” property in the Netherlands.

    Morgan Stanley / Blackstone
    Advised Morgan Stanley on back-to-back financing of part of the Equinox portfolio purchased by Angelo Gordon and Valad from D/L Real Estate. 

    Property financing Real Estate & Construction Latifa Ait Youss Latifa is part of the Financing team. Within the team her focus is on advising banks, private equity parties, (property) funds and other investors and businesse

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