Sofia Loizidou


Real Estate, Banking & Finance

Sofia deals with a wide variety of work, with a focus on residential-led development projects. Her practice includes the acquisition and disposal of investment properties, advising on commercial and residential developments, as well as property financing and landlord and tenant matters. She has acted for a variety of clients including developers, high net-worth individuals and commercial occupiers, among a mixture of asset types including retail parks, offices and mixed-use developments.

Sofia’s development experience compliments her practice dealing with real estate finance matters where she regularly acts for borrowers and lenders with development finance, investment finance or short-term bridging finance.

Recent Experience

  • Advising on the acquisition of a large mixed-use development and negotiating pre-lettings with major retailers and individual lessees
  • Acting on the purchase and disposal of numerous investment properties and related finance work
  • Advising on an 80-unit scheme in the Barking area which included Permitted Development rights
  • Acting on a number of high-end residential acquisitions and disposals in central London
  • Refinancing large residential and commercial property portfolios with UK and offshore private banks
  • Acting for both landlords and tenants within the leisure industry (including gyms, restaurants and pubs), and negotiating leases within large retail developments and established malls
  • Advising on the acquisition of large investment portfolios comprising over 100 properties
  • Acting on the assignment of a charge over an asset valued at c.£90m in Knightsbridge for an offshore bank

Outside Work

Sofia is a fair weather cyclist and fitness fanatic, who enjoys cooking for friends and family in her spare time. After finishing her Law degree at Cambridge University she embarked on a brief Cordon Bleu chef course prior to completing her legal practice course in London and training at an established West End real estate firm.