Examples of John's experience include:

  • Represented a non-US investor in the US$3.6 billion acquisition of a privately-held REIT owing approximately 180 industrial properties in 15 states and a related management and development platform
  • Represented a non-US investor with respect to the acquisition, joint venture and financing of a newly constructed headquarters building in New York City with a project cost of approximately US$2.1 billion 
  • Represented a non-US investor in the US$2.1 billion acquisition of a portfolio of office buildings and related joint venture
  • Represented a non-US investor in the acquisition and joint venture of a trophy office building in New York City valued in excess of US$1.2 billion in a highly structured transaction involving entities and investors from multiple countries 
  • Represented a fund sponsor in the roll-up of multiple real estate investment funds owning approximately 53 properties located throughout the US 
  • Represented an institutional investment advisor in the formation of a joint venture with a public REIT to acquire a US$326 million portfolio of student housing properties in conjunction with the closing of a US$1.2 billion merger of 2 public REITs 
  • Represented a non-US pension fund in a programmatic joint venture for the acquisition, financing and development of apartment projects throughout the United States 
  • Represented a US real estate investment advisor in the acquisition and joint venture for an office tower valued in excess of US$500 million 
  • Represented a non-US institutional investor in the acquisition of a privately-held REIT that owned more than 100 farms in 6 states 
  • Represented an institutional investor in the sale of 6 REITS owning apartment projects in 5 states 
  • Represented a real estate private equity fund in a US$220 million investment in a portfolio of assets that included 44 office and industrial properties, a 351-mile railroad easement and six parcels of undeveloped land. The fund's investment was divided into a US$70 million mezzanine loan and a US$150 million unsecured loan and closed simultaneously with a US$835 million recapitalization 
  • Represented a non-US investor in the phased acquisition of equity interests in a venture that owns a portfolio of eight regional retail malls in the US with a gross value in excess of US$500 million. The transaction also included the acquisition of a US$26 million unsecured loan to the joint venture. All of the parties were non-US entities and the transaction involved many complex tax, debt and restructuring issues 
  • Represented a non-US investor in the US$276 million acquisition of a leasehold condominium in New York City containing residential and retail space, including the simultaneous closing of a US$110 senior loan and a US$70 mezzanine loan 
  • Represented a real estate opportunity fund in the formation of a joint venture to acquire and develop skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the Southeastern United States 
  • Represented a real estate opportunity fund with respect to a mezzanine loan and joint venture investment in the development of a condominium and apartment project in New Jersey
  • Represented an institutional investment advisor in the acquisition of a US$139.5 million shopping center in Hawaii 
  • Represented real estate funds and real estate advisors with respect to the acquisition of office, retail, residential, hotel, industrial and multi-family projects located throughout the US 
  • Represented institutional real estate advisors with respect to participating and non-participating mezzanine loans involving projects throughout the US 
  • Represented various institutional investors in workouts and restructurings throughout the US 
  • Represented opportunity funds in the acquisition, financing and sale of portfolios of performing and non-performing loans