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Real Estate Joint Ventures

Real estate leasing (multiple entities/industries)

Representing landlords and tenants in multiple industries for single- and multi-tenant leases of improvements and ground leases; preparing form of lease for client’s use in negotiating residential property leases, employee housing occupancy agreements, retail leases, and office/service industry leases; reviewing leases related to mergers and acquisitions from purchaser, seller, and lender perspective. (Ongoing)

Midtown Manhattan office building joint venture

Represented acquirer of 50 percent of the joint venture interests (held through a private REIT) in a group of title-holding entities owning the UBS North American headquarters on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. (2011)

Joint venture to develop boutique hotel

Represented Obie Industries in the formation of a joint venture to raise equity for development of a new boutique 68-unit hotel in Eugene, Oregon.

Multiple joint ventures to acquire and develop apartment projects for Texas pension fund

Represented a Texas public employee pension fund in the formation of joint ventures to acquire and develop apartment and condominium properties in downtown Chicago, the Bahamas, the Upper West Side of Manhattan and College Station, Texas, and the restructuring of three retail projects in Hawaii.

Joint venture ownership of national apartment developer/operator

Represented an institutional investor in its acquisition from a state public employee pension fund of a 50 percent interest in one of the largest privately held developers and managers of market-rate and affordable multi-family housing projects in the United States, with apartment complexes in 13 states and total assets exceeding $3 billion.

Joint venture to acquire retail project on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Represented 50 percent owner in formation of a joint venture with a publicly traded retail REIT to acquire The Shops at North Bridge on the “Magnificent Mile” of North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Joint ventures for development of residential planned communities

Represented Linton Enterprises in joint ventures with residential developers creating planned communities in various locations in Oregon and Utah.

Multiple joint ventures for Alaska Native corporations

Represented Alaska Native corporations in the formation of a $100 million programmatic joint venture to acquire apartment projects in the Western United States, formation of a joint venture to develop and operate a shopping center in Anchorage, formation of a joint venture to develop a hotel in San Antonio, and the sale of a large tract of undeveloped property to the American Land Conservancy and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for preservation of the lands, including the formation of a public-private partnership for eventual transfer of the land to the State of Alaska park system, using funding from various sources including the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trust Fund.

Negotiation of joint venture

Represented capital partner in negotiation of joint venture for site acquisition and design, development and construction of 250-unit, 30-story mixed-use project in downtown Chicago.
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