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Rowena Marshall

Partner, Banking and Finance

As a Partner in Forsters’ Banking and Finance team, Rowena advises both lenders and borrowers on all areas of banking and finance, whether in the domestic or international sphere.

With expertise in corporate and acquisition finance, Rowena has particular experience in real estate finance (both investment and development), having advised on numerous residential development schemes and multi-property portfolios across a diverse sector range, including retail, student accommodation, healthcare, alternative living and PRS.

Her lender clients include retail and private banks, challenger banks and alternative lenders, while on the borrower side she acts for funds and institutional investors, developers, high net worth individuals, family trusts and investment companies, to name a few.

Approachable, commercial and pragmatic, Rowena is adept at understanding her clients and their needs and proactively drives transactions forward to completion. She has an acute awareness of market practice and this, combined with her in-depth knowledge, ensures that clients can fully rely on her judgment and advice.

Rowena attended Bristol university before training and qualifying at a City firm. She joined Forsters in 2014.


Green loans and their application in the real estate sector

The government has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has made it clear that the financial services play a key role in supporting this by financing the 'greening' of the economy.

Lend for Sustainability


Government-Backed Loan Schemes

As we move into a period where restrictions are eased and businesses and workplaces are reopening, and furloughing will start coming down, many business owners and their employees will be navigating the challenges of returning to work and the business decisions and costs that go alongside that. We have set out, below, a summary of the government-backed loan schemes available to businesses to support industry as we collectively work towards a "new normal".

Government-Backed Loan Schemes

"They have very strong commercial understanding alongside the legal aspects, and they're very impressive in engaging across a transaction and understanding what the client is trying to achieve."
Chambers UK, 2021
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