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Michael Leslie

Managing Director
Hedging and Capital Markets

Real Estate | London

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About Michael

Michael Leslie is on Chatham’s Global Real Estate Hedging and Capital Markets team. This team assists commercial real estate investors with interest rate hedging analysis, structuring, and execution. ​He is based in Edinburgh and works primarily across the real estate and social infrastructure sectors. Michael has also recently advised clients on LIBOR cessation and transition.

Michael is a chartered accountant and holds an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Edinburgh Business School. Michael has 20 years of experience in mid-market corporate and property finance, having previously worked in M&A advisory and transaction services with Ernst and Young and Deloitte and corporate banking with the Bank of Ireland U.K.



The finish line is in sight — GBP LIBOR transition

  • LIBOR Transition
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policy
As the date for the final GBP LIBOR fixing nears, the work from the banking and advisory community to transition all outstanding contracts from LIBOR to the new RFR is gathering momentum. We have previously published articles on the background to the transition and how borrowers should prepare....

LIBOR transition in the UK — an unexpected first date with SONIA?

  • LIBOR Transition
“Moving on” from LIBOR, an interest rate benchmark which underpins around $300T ($30T in GBP markets)1 of financial contracts across derivatives, bonds, and loans was never going to be easy. Last month we, in the U.K., started to experience what life after LIBOR will look like...

Semiannual Market Update for Real Estate

As real estate investors enter 2021 navigating unprecedented uncertainty, we will explore how risk management best practices can give capital market professionals confidence in their decisions, including how current market conditions demand transparency into data that informs investors' decisions.


  • Real Estate
  • U.K. Social Housing
  • Debt Management
  • Interest Rate Risk Management


  • Chartered Accountant (CA)

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