• Advising 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.
  • Advising 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 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.
  • Advising a non-US institutional investor in the acquisition of a REIT that owns more than 100 farms in six states.
  • Advising The Blackstone Group in relation to the joint venture acquisition of four retail properties in Beijing.
  • Advising Aviva Investors Asia on the acquisition of a portfolio of industrial properties located in New South Wales and Victoria from Mirvac, followed by the acquisition of a further three industrial properties in New South Wales, also from Mirvac.
  • Representing a special purpose BVI company on the purchase of Aviva Tower, a landmark £300 million building in the heart of the City of London’s financial district.
  • Advising AFIAA, an investment foundation made up of 25 Swiss pension funds, on the acquisition of the landmark “Romeo & Julia” building in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Advising Gulf Related L.P., a joint venture formed between Gulf Capital and The Related Companies, on the acquisition of a land interest for the development, subletting and operation of The Galleria at Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi. The transaction was structured using a “usufruct” structure in order to give the joint venture a real right and effective ownership in the retail component.
  • Advising Gulf Resources Development and Investment LLC on all aspects of the acquisition of a plot from Emaar PJSC in Downturn Dubai to be pre-let to Standard Chartered Bank for its regional headquarters. The transaction was financed by the National Bank of Fujairah.
  • Advising Allianz Real Estate on a joint venture with SES Spar European Shopping Centres to manage a portfolio of shopping centres across Italy, Austria and Slovenia.