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Jayanne A. Hino

Jayanne Hino focuses on the purchase, sale, financing, and leasing of multifamily, office, industrial and mixed-use commercial real estate, and on related land-use and environmental issues. Her work includes negotiating leases for commercial office space as well as ground leases, and guiding clients through site evaluation and development. Jayanne regularly represents clients in secured financing transactions; she also serves on the firm’s opinion letter committee.

Practice Highlights
  • Represented FSC Realty, LLC and various other entities in over $450 million of acquisitions, sales and refinancings of multifamily apartment complexes. Services included negotiating the purchase and sale agreements and closing documents; coordinating due diligence review of the properties; and negotiating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other commercial loan documents and loan assumptions.
  • Provided real estate counsel for the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park on a former industrial site owned by Unocal. As part of the implementation of the environmental clean-up of the site, handled the sale and lease-back, and the lease and lease-back of the site to the Museum Development Authority.
  • Handled real estate and financing issues for seller in $130 million sale of seafood division with real property in 10 locations across the United States and Canada.
  • Represented buyers in $150 million acquisition, financing and leasing of three office/retail buildings in the Union Station complex in Seattle. These transactions involved complex environmental, land use, leasing, and condominium issues.
  • Assisted building materials company and its affiliates in acquiring numerous wholesale and retail facilities in locations across the country. Several of the facilities were on long-term leases or ground leases, so handled negotiations with landlords and ground lessors regarding assignment and amendments to those leases.
  • Act as Washington local counsel for lenders, borrowers and buyers on commercial loans and commercial real estate acquisitions, including negotiating loan documents, exploring ways to structure the deal to minimize state and local taxes, and rendering legal opinions.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Northwest Regional Governor Alternate, 2006-2007; Host Committee and Programs Committee, 2008 Annual Conference – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Asian Bar Association of Washington, 2009, 2006-2007
  • Commissioner, American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, 2003-2006
  • Planning Committee member and frequent moderator, ABA National Conference for the Minority Lawyer, 2002-2007
  • Board of Directors, 2001-2004; Chair, Community Building Committee, 2001-2003 – United Way of King County
  • Tutor, Youth Tutoring Program, Yesler Terrace Housing Project, 2002-2005
  • Board of Directors, Leadership Tomorrow, 1998-2004

Professional Recognition

  • Selected in 2006 to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.