Matthew J.Peel (Matt)


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Matt Peel has a broad, multidisciplinary real estate practice having acted for a range of clients from listed property companies, developers, operators, private equity, mainstream and alternative lenders, and investment managers across all asset classes. Examples of his work include acting for more than a decade on Great Portland Estate's Hanover Square development scheme above the Crossrail station at Bond Street, including a joint venture with a sovereign fund, and advising the management of Retirement Villages Group on the disposal of the business and national portfolio of properties to AXA IM.

Since joining Jones Day in 2023, Matt has advised on a number of financings of hospitality and care home assets for Oak North Bank and has acted for Goldman and for KKR on significant acquisitions in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector at Wembley Park in the United Kingdom.

Matt has built a leading reputation in the senior living and health care real estate sector having acted for a number of the major developers/operators in the United Kingdom, including Riverstone, which is backed by Goldman Sachs. His work in this area includes leading a multidisciplinary team on the United Kingdom's largest single asset acquisition and acting for the borrower on the largest single asset financing. He also has in-depth experience in setting up and implementing operating platforms in this sector and is a founding member of the Association of Retirement Community Operators Advisory Council.

Matt is recognized in The Legal 500 UK as a "next generation partner."


  • Blackstone acquires $1.0 billion Performing Senior Mortgage Loan Portfolio from Deutsche PfandbriefbankJones Day advised Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in the acquisition of a $1.0 billion performing senior mortgage loan portfolio from German lender, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (PBB).
  • Travelodge acquires 66 Travelodge-branded hotels from LXi REITJones Day advised Travelodge Hotels Limited and GoldenTree Asset Management LP in the £210 million acquisition of 66 Travelodge-branded hotels on a freehold and long leasehold basis from its largest landlord, LXi REIT plc.
  • OakNorth supports Graphite Capital's investment in StoralJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the buyout of Storal, one of the largest privately-owned children's nursery groups in England, by Graphite Capital.
  • OakNorth finances Heartwood CollectionJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc on its financing for leading UK hospitality and pub group Heartwood Collection.
  • OakNorth finances acquisition of UK Storage CompanyJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the buyout of UK Storage Company by a consortium led by investment funds advised by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP and operating partner Pithos Capital.
  • OakNorth provides growth financing for Lovett CareJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with certain bespoke secured debt facilities to finance the strategic growth plans of Lovett Care Limited, the UK care home provider.