Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures

In recent years, real estate equity investments and joint ventures – in which investment banks and funds invest directly in real estate projects with local development firms, both in the U.S. and around the world – have become an increasingly important part of the real estate investment arena.

  • Served as lead advisers on more post-credit crunch CMBS transactions than any other London-based team

Client Successes

  • Advised Ivanhoé Cambridge on its US$1.5B investment in a joint venture with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Greystar Real Estate Partners, and a confidential investor in a portfolio of 27 high-quality, multi-residential properties.

  • Represented Sekisui House, the largest home builder in Japan, on its strategic entry into the U.S. real estate market via a joint venture with Newland Real Estate Group to develop approximately 1,200 homes near Houston.

  • Represented GI Partners in its equity investment in Waypoint Real Estate Group, the leading U.S. acquirer of distressed, single-family properties.

Innovative Counsel for Real Estate Investments

  • Our lawyers have the industry knowledge and deal experience to effectively structure the investment and ownership vehicles our clients require, including joint ventures, limited liability companies, and partnerships.

  • We help our clients establish innovative structures to facilitate the acquisition and development of commercial, residential, recreational, and hotel projects throughout the U.S.

  • We have played a leading role in developing structures that comply with UBTI and ERISA for pension funds and tax-exempt investors.

  • Real Estate & REIT Law Firm of the Year

    China Business Law Journal
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

    Asian Legal Business
  • Real Estate Team of the Year


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