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Real Estate

The post-crisis economy has brought with it tremendous opportunities for real estate equity and debt investors. Although capital markets investments may slow in the near term following active growth over the last few years, robust demand for office, industrial and retail properties and related financing activity are expected to continue to shape the market going forward.

Turbulence in China, combined with uncertainty in Europe, new bank regulatory requirements and an interest rate rise in the U.S. pose new challenges for real estate industry executives. Yesterday’s strategies may not work in today’s rapidly changing world.

Our Real Estate practice assists clients in their strategic goals around the globe, partnering alongside private and institutional investors, developers, owners, lenders and underwriters in real estate joint ventures, development projects, leases, acquisitions and dispositions. The representation of equity investors is central to our business, and we regularly advise individual investors, joint ventures and investment funds. We have been entrusted by many of our international investor clients to assist in the formation and implementation of their U.S. and European real estate investment programs.

Our work with lenders and investors in real estate debt products is also key to our business. We regularly advise clients in secured and unsecured credit facilities, mezzanine and construction financings and single and multi-asset loans. Our team pioneered the development of highly successful and sophisticated real estate financing techniques, including the first-ever corporate revolving credit facility for a Mexican FIBRA, the first-ever syndicated financing of a Japanese distressed debt portfolio and the first-ever subscription financing for a European real estate investment fund.

With a global reach of offices in the world’s established and emerging markets, our team has been involved in transactions concerning some of the world’s most iconic structures, complex financings, and largest developments in real estate. Our world view and positioning give us a unique understanding of international issues and regional practices. Regardless of where our clients are located around the globe, we have found innovate ways for them to achieve their goals.

From New York’s Rockefeller Center to London’s Canary Wharf, from Barcelona’s Hotel Arts Barcelona to Frankfurt’s MesseTurm, from city development in suburban China to hotel projects in Fiji, our team has helped clients maneuver the political, regulatory, economic and technological changes in real estate for more than 100 years.

Real Estate insightsHow Trump’s Presidency Could Impact REITs and the Commercial Real Estate Market

As a featured speaker on The REIT Report podcast, partner Malcom Montgomery notes that although the financial markets have reacted favorably to the new administration’s anticipated “economy friendly” policies, there is still concern that potential market volatility could have an impact. He also discusses the upbeat outlook for REITs and REIT investors in the capital markets, and the trend toward a shrinking performance gap between major metropolitan markets and secondary cities. Listen >

Real Estate insights

Many economists believe that the Donald Trump presidency will bring with it an era of higher interest rates, inflationary policies, tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Partner Malcom Montgomery looks at the consequences for the US commercial real estate market, particularly how the new administration could affect REITs, international investment, commercial lending and the regulatory environment, among diverse areas. Read >

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