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David is located at:

Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882


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He's very quick and responsive in our engagements. He's also willing to take a commercial stanceClose quote
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David Fanchi has notable expertise in property finance matters, and often advises on refinancings as well as acquisitions and redevelopment matters. His clients include property investors and lending institutions.

"David is very good at communicating with us and he has an excellent level of knowledge in the property sector."Close quote
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Legal 500 notes David as a key lawyer and states that he provides “property finance advice to lenders and borrowers”.Close quote
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David provides refreshingly commercial and straightforward legal advice, turning a complex topic into something easy to understand.Close quote
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David is pragmatic, down to earth and gets to the heart of a matter to help us understand and focus on what is really important.Close quote
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David is the most responsive and yet thorough lawyer that we’ve had and I am confident that David zeros in on issues important to us and does not dwell on non-issues of academic interest only.Close quote
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We trust David with all our real estate financing needs and it is advantageous to us that David boasts among his clients some prominent lenders as he can anticipate lenders issues and how to resolve them before they’re raised.Close quote

David acts for property owners and lenders acquiring, disposing and re/financing numerous commercial real estate interests, both individually and on a portfolio basis.

He advises national and international commercial real estate owners and occupiers in the acquisition, management and/or disposal of their commercial real estate interests.

David is well-regarded for both his personable approach and commercial outlook to ensure matters are pursued as diligently as possible.

David qualified in 2002 before spending 17 years post-qualification with a regional firm (the last four years following a takeover by a large national firm) heading up a team of 18 people, followed by another 3 years at a regional firm.

Recent work

  • Led cross-office team acting for the borrower in 3000 property unit refinance for £150 million in a syndicated loan deal.
  • Acting for a lender in the refinance of a hotel and office block for £20 million.
  • Acting on countless acquisitions, disposals and management of commercial properties and on commercial landlord and tenant deals, representing property owners and occupiers respectively.
  • Acting for a borrower in the £50 million refinance of a chain of garden centres.
  • Acting for property owners in the set-up and subsequent management of commercial estates.
  • Acting for lenders taking security over development sites to raise development finance and producing reports on title/certificates of title in respect of the same.
  • Acting on numerous acquisitions and disposals at auction, including strategic pre-auction advice following reviews.
  • Acting on the commercial real estate parts of corporate acquisitions and disposals.