Real Estate

Real Estate Joint Ventures & Equity Investment

Representative Matters

$77.5M Office Park Joint Venture Purchase

Representation of private equity firm in the joint venture purchase of a $77.5 million Texas office park.

Representation of a Global Leader in Real Asset Investment and Portfolio Management

Representation of a global leader in real asset investment and portfolio management in connection with many acquisitions, including in California, Washington DC and Maryland.

Elco Landmark Residential Recapitalization of Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc.

Representation of Elco Landmark Residential, in the recapitalization of Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc., a non-public REIT, through a $535M contribution of properties and cash involving 37 apartment communities across 17 U.S. states, with its partners Ontario Pension Trust and DeBartolo Development.

Stillwater Investment Management Corporation and Belpointe Capital LLC Joint Venture for Multifamily and Retail Projects in Norwalk, CT

Representation of Stillwater Investment Management Corporation and Belpointe Capital LLC in connection with a joint venture with respect to the acquisition of 3 city blocks in Norwalk, CT. These properties will be redeveloped with multifamily and retail projects.

Kennedy Wilson Investment with Major Private Equity Fund in Multifamily Community in Petaluma, CA

Representation of Kennedy Wilson on its investment with a major private equity fund in the $68M purchase of a 492-unit multifamily community in Petaluma, CA.

CWB Boylston Development, Financing, and Sale of Mandarin Hotel Boston

Counsel to CWB Boylston in the development, financing, and leasing/ sale of the Mandarin Oriental Boston mixed-use hotel, condominium, rental, and retail project, including separate $37M and $45M equity investments during development and construction of the project.

Formation of a Private REIT and Related Limited Partnerships for Acquisition of Multifamily Properties and Other Asset Classes

Formation of a private REIT and related limited partnerships with capitalization of approximately $150M, provided primarily by corporate and governmental pension plans, for the acquisition of multifamily properties and other asset classes throughout the United States.

Federal Realty Investment Trust Joint Venture and Acquisition of Controlling Interest in Montrose Crossing

Representation of Federal Realty Investment Trust in connection with the formation of a joint venture and acquisition of a controlling interest in Montrose Crossing, a 357,000 square foot existing shopping center with an adjacent developable parcel in Maryland. The $127M purchase also involved an $80M loan from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

CrossHarbor Capital Partners Joint Venture to Acquire Interest in Shopping Centers in PA

Representation of CrossHarbor Capital Partners in connection with the negotiation and formation of multiple joint venture arrangements relating to the acquisition of an 80% interest in three shopping centers in Pennsylvania totaling more than 635,000 square feet.

CBL & Associates Properties $1B Joint Venture

Representation of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. in the formation of a $1B joint venture with TIAA-CREF to invest in market-dominant shopping malls nationally.

AION Partners $100M Joint Venture with The Carlyle Group for Apartment Property in VA

Representation of AION Partners LLC in the approximately $100M joint venture acquisition with the Carlyle Group of an apartment property in Virginia.

Samuels & Associates Joint Venture with Legacy Capital Partners for Acquisition and Redevelopment of Hingham Shipyard

Representation of Samuels & Associates in connection with a joint venture with Legacy Capital Partners for the acquisition and redevelopment of the historic Hingham Shipyard in Hingham, MA, into a 400,000 square foot mixed-use, transit-oriented development including retail, residential and office uses.

Public REIT Financing of Retail Plaza in El Segundo, CA

Representation of a public real estate investment trust in connection with their $125M financing of a retail plaza in El Segundo, CA.

Samuels & Associates Joint Ventures with JP Morgan for Mixed-Use Developments in Boston

Representation of Samuels & Associates in connection with two joint ventures with JP Morgan, resulting in the development of the 650,000 square foot Trilogy mixed-use development and the 400,000 square foot 1330 Boylston Street mixed-use development both located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, MA.

Large NYSE-Traded Mall REIT Capital Markets Transactions

Representation of a large NYSE-traded mall REIT with respect to its capital markets transactions, including issuances in 2010 and 2009, complex property portfolio transactions, joint ventures, and general board and management advisory work.

Allianz Joint Venture with Major Owner and Developer of Retail Properties in NYC

Representation of Allianz Real Estate in a joint venture with a major owner and developer of retail properties in New York City.

Clark Enterprises Joint Venture with Publicly-Traded REIT for Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Representation of Clark Enterprises, Inc. in a joint venture with a publicly-traded REIT for the re-capitalization, re-financing, and re-development of a 200,000 square foot office building in downtown Washington, D.C.

Forest City Enterprises Joint Venture with Health Care REIT in University Park

Representation of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., in the creation of an approximately $700M joint venture with Health Care REIT, Inc., in a seven-building life sciences campus located in Forest City's mixed-use University Park project in Cambridge, MA. 

Pyramid Advisors Joint Venture and Hotel Management Arrangements for Five-Hotel Portfolio

Representation of Pyramid Advisors in connection with joint venture and hotel management arrangements with General Electric Pension Trust incident to the acquisition of a five-hotel portfolio from a joint venture between Morgan Stanley and Pyramid.