- Managing Director
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- 200 Aldersgate
- Aldersgate Street
- London, EC1A 4HD
- United Kingdom
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- BA (Hons) Economics, Newcastle University
- BPF Residential Board Member
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Due Diligence
- Investment Banking & Capital Solutions
- Lender Advisory
- Transaction Advisory
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
Fiona Freeman is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance practice and is based in London.
Mrs Freeman focuses on acting as a debt intermediary, providing strategic debt advice to real estate investors and developers on structuring, originating and refinancing debt solutions across the capital stack.
Mrs Freeman’s experience encompasses both bilateral, club and syndicated debt structures comprising blends of equity, mezzanine, stretched-senior and senior debt strips in both the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors.
Mrs Freeman’s experience is wide ranging, having spent 26 years at Barclays Bank, with over 15 years in the Real Estate sector. Previously she ran the Corporate Bank’s London Real Estate team where she was responsible for growing business with the team’s 500+ clients, who ranged from quoted property companies and REITS, through mid to large private family business and family offices. This was followed by her most recently running the Corporate Bank’s UK Real Estate Transaction Management and Development Monitoring teams.
In addition to extensive experience of Real Estate finance throughout the property cycle in both the commercial and residential investment and development sectors, Mrs Freeman was heavily involved in the PFI and renewable energy sectors when they were in their infancy in the UK and Ireland. This required the creation of innovative funding solutions ahead of standardisation in these markets.
Examples of Recent Work:
- Mrs Freeman structured bilateral facilities for a private equity fund for 175 GP surgeries in the UK. Given the high volume and relatively low value of each property this required the development of a sampling based approach to both property due diligence and valuations. The facility structured was also split between a term debt piece and a revolving element.
- Mrs Freeman structured and led a club facility for a family office for a portfolio of over 200 secondary and tertiary commercial properties. Limited availability of historic property due diligence for large parts of the portfolio and a desire by the client to execute at speed and minimize third party costs required Mrs Freeman to negotiate a series of limited corporate warranties to sit alongside title due diligence, in place of the normal full suite of independently verified information. In addition, the scale of the portfolio required incorporation of a greater degree of freedom into the structure, to enable the borrower to run the portfolio on a day-to-day basis without lender consent.
Mrs Freeman has a BA in Economics from Newcastle University and sits on the British Property Federation Residential Board.