Major Transactions

  • Blackstone Real Estate Group and its affiliates in the acquisition, financing and disposition of more than 100 portfolio and single-asset hotels in 30-plus states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as Jamaica and Brazil, including negotiation of hotel management agreements
  • Real estate investor and Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin in the US$825 million acquisition of MGM Resorts International’s Circus Circus hotel and casino property on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Oravel Stays Singapore Pte. Ltd. a/k/a OYO in its formation of a joint venture with Highgate, an industry-leading investor and manager of hospitality assets; subsequent acquisition of the Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas through that same joint venture vehicle; and negotiation of a management agreement with Highgate
  • The Wm. Wrigley Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, in the strategic positioning and disposition of the iconic Wrigley Building in Chicago, along with several other real estate assets
  • Several hotel developers in the development of major mixed use projects in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Oman and Dubai
  • RNLN Real Estate Advisors, LP in the sale of the Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Essex House, two iconic hotels in the historic Miami Beach Art Deco District and a related bar facility at Miami Marlins Park
  • Navy Pier Chicago in the comprehensive redevelopment of this historic site for its 100th anniversary, including a ground lease to construct and operate a new hotel on site
  • Blackstone in its acquisition and financing of three hotels and a parking garage in downtown Salt Lake City. The transaction involved franchise agreements with Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield by Marriott; and Hyatt House; a joint venture; financing; a number of management agreements (including hotel, leasing and parking); liquor licenses; and lease agreements
  • A major hotel REIT in the acquisition, historic qualification, entitlements and vertical subdivision of a landmark hotel on Chicago's Michigan Avenue
  • A major national developer in structuring ownership and management issues relating to a 90+ story mixed use tower
  • A joint venture in redevelopment of an office campus in Washington, DC, leasing of the development and credit tenant financing. The transaction was named "DC Lease of the Year"
  • A joint venture purchaser of air rights adjacent to Union Station in Washington, DC, and all necessary easements and other development structuring
  • A private equity group in hotel management agreement negotiations with Starwood Hotels for a two-hotel new construction development in Boston
  • The purchaser of a city block in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, with hotel, restaurant, office and retail components, including acquisition, financing and negotiation of hotel and restaurant management agreements
  • The developer of a major luxury mixed use project in downtown Chicago in analyzing and negotiating hotel management agreement proposals