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Derek V. Roth

Partner, Real Estate Department
T 1(213) 683-6350
F 1(213) 996-3350
Derek Roth is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings. He represents clients in U.S., Asian, and cross-border commercial transactions. His practice has a focus on real estate private equity transactions and joint ventures, finance, acquisitions and dispositions, development and fund formation on behalf of opportunity funds, investment banks, pension funds, equity investors, developers, and lenders. Mr. Roth has extensive experience with a variety of real estate asset types, including office, hotel, residential, retail, data center, and industrial properties. He is a member of the firm’s resort, restaurant, and recreation practice and has worked on numerous transactions relating to all aspects of the hospitality industry.


  • Tan-Eu Capital, which manages funds and joint ventures in partnership with reputable local partners in Asia, as co-sponsor in the closing of the US$400 million Sotan China Real Estate I, LP, a real estate private equity vehicle comprised of a club of prestigious European institutional investors.
  • Sotan China Real Estate I, LP, the real estate private equity fund co-sponsored by Tan-EU Capital and SOCAM Development, in its acquisition of a US$1 million square foot development site in Wuqing, Tianjin.
  • Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company based in Singapore, in its US$2.4 billion acquisition of Festival Walk, a shopping and commercial complex in Hong Kong, from Swire Properties. This transaction was the biggest-ever property acquisition in Hong Kong and was the third largest property acquisition in Asia Pacific in 2011.
  • ING Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank and Chinatrust Commercial Bank in connection with the acquisition by IK Investment Partners of the Offshore Incorporations group of companies from the Carlyle Group.
  • Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. in their first acquisition of distressed real estate loans from the FDIC's pilot Small Investor Program (SIP). The loan portfolio included 116 loans worth approximately US$158 million that the FDIC acquired from FirsTier Bank upon the bank's failure in January 2011.
  • Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. on their winning bid for a US$1.7 billion portfolio of distressed real estate loans and properties auctioned by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The portfolio includes approximately 200 loans, secured by properties located in several states throughout the U.S., and approximately 80 properties also located in several states throughout the U.S. The loans were originated by Ohio-based Am Trust Bank.
  • Dubai World in its agreement to invest US$5 billion in MGM Mirage Inc. and the large CityCenter development project currently underway on the Las Vegas strip. This was one of the largest privately-funded real estate development deals in history.
  • North America Sekisui House, LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sekisui House, Ltd., in its purchase of the interests of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System ("CalPERS") and American Newland Communities LP, through its new joint venture with Newland Real Estate Group LLC. The transaction was an acquisition of the largest operating portfolio of residential master-planned communities in the U.S.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1993