As pioneers in the development and global expansion of REITS, we have been involved in numerous first-of-their-kind transactions and have helped shape REIT laws and structuring in more than 15 jurisdictions. We use this experience to help protect and enhance the value of our clients’ REIT portfolios. Our REIT project teams mobilize quickly to restructure and recapitalize trusts and structure innovative, well-timed IPOs and acquisitions to help clients maximize deal value while complying with the diverse requirements of REIT laws.

Representative Experience

  • Advised a Japanese financial institution acting as an underwriter on preparing for the IPO of a Japanese REIT company that invests in hotel assets.
  • Advised a REIT company from Singapore on the acquisition of multiple hotel properties in Tokyo, Japan by a fund managed by a Singaporean real estate investment firm for total purchase consideration of JPY 5.8 billion.
  • Advised a Japanese REIT company acting as the asset manager on the acquisition of three nursing home properties by a Singaporean REIT company through a Japanese entity.
  • Represented a Japanese asset management company in the sale of trust beneficiary interests in four residential apartment buildings located in Tokyo and Sapporo to a J-REIT.
  • Advised a Japanese REIT company on the repayment of its existing loan in connection with the issuance of new shares and the acquisition of 14 properties.