Trent is an experienced banking & finance lawyer who advises extensively in the areas of real estate finance (including large scale residential, commercial, hospitality and mixed use projects), acquisition and leveraged finance, structured asset and receivables finance, and distressed debt restructuring and work-outs.
Trent is a leading adviser to both senior and subordinated bilateral lenders and arrangers of syndicated debt finance products, credit funds and other direct lenders, as well as corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors, in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He also regularly presents to clients and industry groups on issues relating to the Personal Property Securities Act.
Advising a lending syndicate led by Payton Capital and comprising offshore institutional investors on an $80 million senior syndicated facility for the Australia 108 development – Australia’s tallest high-rise tower.
Occasio Projects -Yarraville Place
Advised lender Occasio Projects in connection with the provision of their structured debt finance package to ID Land, developer of the residential development known as Yarraville Place, in Yarraville.
Emerald Grain - $180m Borrowing Base Facility
Advised Emerald Grain Pty Ltd, and new shareholding consortium led by Roc Partners, in connection with Emerald Grain’s entry into a $180 million Borrowing Base Facility Agreement with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. The transaction involved a number of complexities and coincided with a change of ownership for the Emerald Grain Group, with the shareholding consortium led by Roc Partners acquiring control of Emerald Grain.
Hotel Indigo, Adelaide Markets
Advised Primefield Property Pty Ltd on the financing for the construction of boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets. The 16-storey development was financed by National Australia Bank.
Build to Rent – 3 ideas to build our way out of a rental shortage
We consider three ideas around the build-to-rent development planning pathway recently introduced by the NSW Government.
Build to rent – Tips to avoid the traps
We outline some of the common pitfalls to be avoided associated with build to rent projects.