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Borrower Financing

  • Representing two largely institutional, private equity funds, with total capitalization of approximately $1 billion, in direct project investments and dispositions, including two mixed-use projects in California, greenfield development in Alabama and urban infill redevelopment in Washington state.
  • Representing a private equity fund in the lodging sector, including structuring and counsel during the solicitation process, as well as in 11 direct project investments totaling approximately $100 million and exit dispositions on six of the assets.
  • Representing the seller of entity interests in a major land development project in Texas, including thousands of acres for residential and mixed use, and providing counsel to seller in connection with a mezzanine loan encumbering the project, including navigation of rights of first offer in favor of third parties.
  • Representing a food supplier in real estate aspects of a $1 billion refinancing involving properties in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • Representing joint ventures involving 10-plus industrial facilities in five states and Canada, including development of shared services agreements, for chemical company.
  • Representing a joint venture of private equity investors in the acquisition of real estate, plant and equipment comprising a 142,000-square-foot industrial manufacturing facility in Wisconsin.
  • Representing a joint venture comprised of a national REIT, a shopping mall developer and major investment bank in multistate financing of net lease locations.
  • Serving as design and construction team member in P3 transportation infrastructure project in Ohio.
  • Representing a global manufacturing company in credit tenant lease in Ohio facility and associated mortgage financing.
  • Representing agent bank in syndication of a multi-tranche credit facility secured by agricultural products and real estate.
  • Representing a national developer in structuring and negotiating a $1.2 billion sale of a regional mall portfolio involving 21 properties in 14 states to a NYSE-listed REIT.
  • Representing an AMEX-listed lodging REIT through the initial listing process in the acquisition of a 10-hotel portfolio located in several southwestern states and served as general counsel to the company responsible for REIT compliance and other governance issues.
  • Representing a joint venture between a developer and a state pension fund in structuring a project investment for a $320 million mixed-use development and subsequent recapitalization and joint venture with a public REIT.
  • Representing a REIT in formation of joint venture and $270 million acquisition and financing of an office building in Florida with secured financing by syndication of lenders.
  • Representing a REIT in formation of joint venture, acquisition and financing of a $40 million retail center in Florida and later dissolution and disposition of same.
  • Representing a public REIT in formation of a $200 million asset-backed securities fund and negotiation of related investment management agreement and joint venture.
  • Representing a wireless company in formation of joint venture to acquire (and later dispose of) wireless network involving over 6,000 towers in California and New York.
  • Representing a joint venture partner in negotiation of development agreement and management agreement for $120 million mixed-use riverfront project.
  • Representing a global real estate advisory firm in a series of multifamily housing investments for joint ventures comprised of institutional investor and developer.
  • Representing a pension fund in the acquisition from and the joint venture with a hotel operator of, and the related $122 million mortgage financing for, eight hotels in California, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia.
  • Representing a pension fund in the acquisition from and the joint venture with a private real estate company of, and the related $29 million mortgage loan and the related $2.5 million mezzanine loan for, a 401-unit apartment project in Chicago.
  • Representing and structuring a joint venture between a developer, a pension fund and a public REIT for project investment in the acquisition and $200 million redevelopment of a significant retail center.
  • Representing chemicals company in various refinancings with Wells Fargo involving property in multiple states throughout the United States.
  • Representing a national portfolio of hotel properties in the formation of REMIC and structuring of public and private debt financing.