Real Estate

Investor appetite shows little signs of slowing, as real estate continues to draw institutional and sovereign investors from around the world into prime markets—and increasingly into certain secondary markets. While opportunities abound, participants need experienced advisors to help them navigate the uncertainty and complexity of today’s landscape, and find new paths to growth.

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Client Successes

Advised Invesco Real Estate on the acquisition of a pan-European hotel portfolio (eleven hotels in Germany and two in the Netherlands). The deal marks one of 2017’s largest pan-European hotel transactions and was on behalf of Invesco’s newly established open-ended European Hotel Fund and two separate account mandates.

Represented China Life in its formation of a strategic joint venture with ElmTree Funds, LLC for the US$950M acquisition of a commercial real estate net lease portfolio in the U.S.

Advised Ivanhoe Cambridge on a deal to purchase Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, the largest apartment complex in Manhattan.

A Tradition of Innovation

Our leading Real Estate team provides deep insight into the challenges of conducting transactions in today’s global economy, as well as guidance on how our clients’ real estate strategies can support their continued growth.

With over 150 lawyers who focus exclusively on the real estate and construction industry, we have handled many of the largest deals of the past several decades.


  • Ranked a First Tier Firm for Real Estate by Legal 500 USA—every year since 2011.
  • Recognized in Band 1 in California Real Estate and Band 2 in Nationwide Real Estate by Chambers USA.
  • Named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business.


  • We have an established record of breaking new ground with landmark, largest-ever, and first-of-their-kind deals—such as representing in the largest office lease in San Francisco’s history
  • We were one of the first global law firms to establish a Data Center practice. Our extensive experience includes deals at the forefront of the industry, from acquisitions to development.
  • Our lawyers work closely with the firm’s Corporate, Tax, and Securitization and Structured Finance groups to address the full range of issues that can arise in international real estate transactions.