Real Estate Development and Construction

Developers, contractors, and end-users seeking new paths to growth face a complicated spectrum of risks and opportunities in the ever-changing real estate landscape. We can help.

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

Client Successes

  • Advised Korean Air Lines on its landmark US$1B billion Wilshire Grand redevelopment project in downtown Los Angeles, which will be the largest office tower in the western U.S.

  • Represented Fisher Brothers in several New York City development projects, including the acquisition of the Beekman Tower Hotel, with an aggregate value of approximately US$311M

  • Represented the partnership between Aecom Capital and Mack Urban LLC in the US$80M purchase of six acres of land in downtown Los Angeles’s South Park district from Evoq Properties Inc.; this marks the largest land acquisition, by acreage, in L.A.’s central business district since before the U.S. economic recession began in 2008

An Experienced Development and Construction Team

  • Our global practice brings together lawyers with the industry and transactional experience to advise our clients on critical development and construction matters in markets throughout the world.

  • Our experience encompasses all types of construction projects, whether build-to-suit, ground-up construction, or tenant build-outs.

  • We regularly advise clients on land use and entitlements, as well as hazardous materials investigations and (when necessary) remediation, with a focus on providing practical solutions.

  • 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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Peter C. Olsen

Global Chair