Kathy Santikos

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Kathy advises leading domestic and offshore arrangers, financiers, sponsors and professional trustee companies on a broad range of financings, primarily in construction and property finance transactions across all sectors of the industry.

 An experienced property finance expert, Kathy has established a reputation for delivering clear advice, commercially astute solutions and seamless transaction management.

Notable Work
  • China Investment Corporation on the core debt facility for its $2.45 billion acquisition of Investa Property Trust's office tower portfolio across Australia. This transaction was the largest property deal in Australia in 2015.
  • the bank group on the core debt facility for Ascendas' $1.073 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 26 logistics warehouses throughout Australia from Singapore's sovereign fund, GIC, and Frasers Property Australia. This deal is the second largest industrial property deal to date in the Asia Pacific region and the largest industrial property transaction in Australia. 
  • Chinese investment group Bright Ruby on the syndicated debt facility for its successful $420 million bid for the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.
  • the offshore financier to Propertylink on its $200 million acquisition of the landmark Telstra tower at 320 Pitt Street, Sydney, including the intercreditor arrangements for the mezzanine debt.
  • an Australian domestic bank on the senior construction finance made available to Anthony John Group in relation to stage 1 of its $590 million Southpoint development at South Bank comprising over 200 residential apartments, a 5-star boutique hotel and retail space. This transaction also involved mezzanine debt.
  • the offshore financier to Telstra on its unsecured $200 million corporate debt facility.
  • an Australian domestic bank on the debt refinancing by Frasers Property Group of its $200 million plus acquisition of the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.
  • the offshore financier to Blackstone on its $350 million refinancing of the Top Ryde Shopping Centre.
  • the banking syndicate to CIMB TCA Australia in relation to its $300 million plus core debt facility secured against its prime office portfolio.
  • an Australian domestic bank on the construction finance provided to LaSalle in relation to its refurbishment of the iconic $200 million Australia on Collins shopping centre.
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