Real Estate Private Equity, Investments and REITs
We bring a multidisciplinary approach to the representation of our real estate clients, working as a team on sophisticated legal and business issues associated with complex, structured real estate transactions. Our lawyers practice in securities, corporate and finance, investment funds, tax, ERISA, real estate, and other relevant practice areas, providing us with a thorough understanding of all the real estate issues/matters which can impact your real estate transactions.
The bedrock of our relationship with clients is two-way communication about strategies, tactics and desirable outcomes, which allows us to work seamlessly with you to get the work done. We strive to enhance your business by leveraging our strategic relationships with industry professionals and maintaining goodwill with regulators.
That's why over 50% of the world’s largest real estate private equity investors rely on us to deliver their ground-breaking transactions.
Real Estate Private Equity and Joint Ventures Team
Real estate deals have grown increasingly complex in recent years, involving a wide range of investors and capital structures with multiple layers of equity and debt. These transactions require legal sophistication and broad industry knowledge to ensure success in the modern global economy.
Our track record includes the purchase and sale of, and other investments in, countless properties across the globe covering virtually every asset class, such as hotels, resorts, gaming, office, retail, industrial, multi-family, student housing and senior living properties. We represent an array of non-bank lenders in connection with the origination, acquisition and sale of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, securitized loans, construction loans and preferred equity investments, and have vast experience with intercreditor participation and other co-lender agreements. We also advise clients (both lenders and borrowers) with respect to distressed loans, including restructurings, workouts and foreclosures.
From single asset transactions to portfolio deals, from ground-up development projects to long-term ground leases, and from joint ventures to company acquisitions, our real estate private equity lawyers have advised on many billions of dollars’ worth of transactions, meaning we can navigate and solve challenging issues when the stakes are at their highest for your business.
We regularly represent and counsel both public and private REITs, as well as their investors and lenders, in connection with a wide range of transactions. Collaborating across several offices, we have extensive experience with complex mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured financing, joint ventures, bond and equity offerings, REIT formation and conversion, spin-off transactions, initial public offerings and sophisticated taxation issues, across the full range of property sectors.
Our lawyers have a vast understanding of the everyday operating, corporate governance and securities issues which can be affected by REIT status. Our extensive experience working with REIT clients, including Omega Healthcare Investors, Landsec, Arbor Realty, GPE and AIMCO, helps us to navigate the complicated rules and regulations to ensure you remain competitive with other real estate companies. As industry leaders, we play close attention to the market trends and key indicators that will affect you, your investments and returns, which in turn, gives us a practical understanding of your business needs, problems and concerns. We work closely with you to achieve your business objectives.
We are recognized as one of the market leaders in investment funds. We act for several of the most active fund managers and have well-established capabilities across a variety of alternative investment sectors, including real estate, private equity, infrastructure and credit.
Our strong investor fund review practice advising corporate and government pension plans, retirement systems, foundations and sovereign wealth funds gives us insight into the issues faced on both sides of the investment table. Our experience spans a wide variety of structures, meaning we can support you from the inception and structuring of investment funds, club funds, joint ventures and investment mandates to equity raising, restructuring and exit strategies.
Real Estate Tax Team
Our extensive experience means we are well-prepared to assist you with the tax issues that often arise during complex real estate transactions.
We represent investors, real estate funds, real estate developers, public and private REITs, and pension fund advisors on the structuring of real estate fund formation, acquisitions and dispositions, financings and joint ventures. Our team regularly advises on tax strategies for inbound and outbound foreign real estate investment, as well as on tax-related opinions and disclosure materials in connection with sophisticated real estate transactions and any international, federal and state tax controversies in connection with those transactions.
We are particularly adept at balancing tax considerations and business objectives to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
We advise over 50% of the world’s largest real estate private equity investors.