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6 August, 2018 - 15:20 By Kate Sweeney

Schaafsma named head of Real Estate Finance at Birketts

Birketts Alex Schaafsma

Leading law firm Birketts has appointed Alex Schaafsma head of Real Estate Finance.

She joined Birketts as a legal director to bolster its Banking and Finance team in September 2017. She has specialised in real estate finance since 2011 and has direct experience in conventional lending, Islamic financing and funds lending.

Adrian Seagers, partner and head of corporate services, at the firm said: “Our highly-regarded Banking and Finance team has a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by our clients in today’s financing environment. 

“A significant part of our practice involves real estate financing, representing both borrowers and lenders. Alex has had a very positive effect on the practice and her appointment is a natural step in its development. Alex’s focus will be to continue to promote our capability and to develop our real estate finance offer to clients.”

Schaafsma (pictured above) added: “I am delighted to take up the position of head of Real Estate Finance at Birketts, an area of the firm’s practice that has grown strongly in the last few years. 

“We act for a range of lenders and borrowers and this part of our business continues to develop well and is an important contributor to our overall banking practice.”

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