Real Estate

As their trustworthy consultants in real estate matters in Turkey and abroad, our clients choose us because they know we understand their objectives and offer them the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively. We regularly handle transactions for the world’s and Turkey’s leading investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, REITs and sovereign wealth funds.

Real estate deals are becoming ever more complex. Increasingly they are cross border, highly structured and involve sophisticated financing arrangements. Yurdakul International Legal Consultancy is placed to advise on these sorts of transactions with our specialist real estate capability across all product lines, unparalleled reputation in finance and well resourced global network.

We advise on development and planning, projects and construction, large loan, mezzanine, A/B and preferred equity origination, loan workouts, NPL pool acquisitions, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, real estate investment fund formation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions.

Ei̇ither you are buying a real estate in Turkey or selling instead; you should work with us in order to secure all your benefits and interests. This is a big deal that your real estate agent is not competent at all. Our counsels handle all the steps to complete the transactions from zero point to the registration before the relevant land registry.

Securing your rights as the tenant
Creating a sustainable business is difficult, it is even harder if you are a tenant. Once all going well, nobody looks for further. But we do. Tenants should take care any obstacles they might face later on with regards to their businesses. We handle all the issues including but not limited to their tenancy periods in their business locations in advance before it is an issue painful.

Mergers & Acquisition
When you acquire a company, it is not the shares only bought at most of the times. Assets of the company acquired may also include several real estates. At that point, as your counsels, we would step in for securing your rights in those real estates.

Land as a Pledge
Most of the project financing or real estate financing transactions would require you to grant pledge to the financial institutions. Perhaps, this would be something you would sacrifice, however, again you would need us to secure your rights either in the pledge arrangements or in the transactions to be made once the financing provisions are no longer valid before the land registry.

Real Estate Construction
Participants in construction projects require timely advice from their legal counsel. You require a partner with a strong understanding of this dynamic industry. From high-rise office buildings to mass transit systems to energy facilities and major infrastructure projects, the lawyers at Yurdakul International Legal Consultancy have the knowledge and experience to assist you.

In advising on construction documentation, our construction team is constantly drawn into design, engineering and construction program issues. Our team has a good understanding of project administration, risk management and the financing of construction projects. We also regularly act on operational and facilities management contracts.

Our construction team acts for a vast array of construction industry participants, including owners, developers, lenders, contractors and equipment suppliers. Whether you seek advice on the most advantageous procurement method, or in drafting and negotiating the construction documentation, we stand ready to listen to your needs and respond accordingly.

Development Zoning and Planning
Navigating the maze of planning, zoning and land use approval processes anywhere in the world can result in significant delays and escalating costs which can spell the difference between success and failure for a development project. To succeed, you need experienced, practical legal advisors to provide you with the right strategic advice throughout every stage of the planning process.

From the initial due diligence to the acquisition of property and construction, our counsels have the experience, technical expertise and key governmental contacts to work collaboratively with you and your development consultants so you achieve your outcome in a timely, cost-efficient manner. We are active and successful development advocates, with extensive experience and knowledge gained from working with some of the largest global, national and local developers, landowners and institutions and from appearing before governmental and regulatory authorities dealing with zoning and land use issues. We understand how development systems are used to raise finance and pay for infrastructure, and how to use those factors to help you succeed in having your plans and projects approved. We leverage our thorough understanding of land use regulation and the project approval process as well as our knowledge of the key players to help you achieve your business goals.

Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The global experience and interdisciplinary reach of our Real Estate Litigation team includes: Foreclosures, Receiverships, Construction, Condemnation, Acquisitions, Tax, Investments, Breach of note/guaranty, Zoning/use, Financing, Brokerage, Leasing

Real Estate Investments
Real estate is an important asset class in today’s investment climate. Its stability, coupled with good medium- to long-term returns, continues to attract investors of all kinds—major corporations, pension funds and life companies, private investors—from around the world. From the choice of ownership vehicle and tax structure to concluding a successful lease negotiation or disposal strategy, We provide practical advice underpinned by an understanding that enhancing and protecting income growth and capital value are vital to your successful investments.

Our Real Estate Investment team draws on a wealth of experience, serving all the needs of real estate investment funds. Always keeping in mind the client profiles of the intended fund’s investors, we establish special purpose vehicles, limited partnerships and unit trusts, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Our team can act for your fund in meeting its investment criteria and managing the portfolio, from traditional property sales and purchases to indirect investments, complex development fundings and international investments.

Citizenship through Real Estate Investment
In Turkey and abroad, we counsel our clients with regards to acquiring citizenship in the jurisdictions they are willing. Turkish citizenship is only one of many jurisdictions that we assist our clients to acquire citizenship through real estate investments.