Real Estate Capital Markets

While current conditions present challenges in terms of managing risks and seeing the best way forward in real estate, there are often opportunities in such times of change. Our lawyers are here to help clients navigate new paths to growth through complex real estate capital formation and related transactions throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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

Client Successes

  • Represented Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and UBS as the placement agents in the US$326M top-up placement of Ayala Land, Inc.

  • Advised Perennial Real Estate on the US$627M initial public offering of Perennial China Retail Trust

  • Represented Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited in its US$400M perpetual subordinated capital securities issue, the first perpetual capital securities issue by a Chinese property company

Guiding Clients through Complex Real Estate Capital Formation

Our team brings together the capital markets experience, in-depth real estate industry knowledge, and comprehensive legal skills to advise clients on virtually any real estate-related transaction.

Full-Cycle Legal Counsel

  • We represent issuers, underwriters, lenders, and investors at each point in the investment cycle, advising on REIT and real estate securities offerings.

  • Our business-focused approach to planning, structuring, and negotiating real estate securities offerings is built on strong collaboration between our Corporate, Real Estate, and Tax lawyers.

  • We advise our clients on an array of M&A, joint venture, and private REIT transactions, as well as rollups and partnership and LLC restructurings.

Recognition for our Real Estate Capital Markets Practice

  • Ranked a First Tier Firm for Real Estate by Legal 500 USA—every year since 2011

  • Named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business

  • 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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