Major Transactions

  • Represented 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
  • Representation of affiliates of the Blackstone Group in the acquisition, financing and sale of hotels throughout the US and Caribbean, including negotiation of hotel management agreements
  • Representation of several hotel developers in the development of major mixed use projects in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Oman and Dubai
  • Representation of a hotel company in a multi-state portfolio acquisition and related securitized financing
  • Representation of hotel owners and developers in negotiation of management agreements with domestic managers and international management companies expanding into the US
  • Representation of institutional investor in acquisition of a multi-state four-star hotel portfolio
  • Representation of a major hotel REIT in the acquisition, historic qualification, entitlements and vertical subdivision of a landmark hotel on Chicago's Michigan Avenue
  • Representation of a major national developer in structuring ownership and management issues relating to a 90+ story mixed use tower
  • Representation of 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"
  • Representation of a joint venture purchaser of air rights adjacent to Union Station in Washington, DC, and all necessary easements and other development structuring
  • Representation of The Ratkovich Company in its US$241 million purchase of Macy’s Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. The property includes a Sheraton Hotel, and we negotiated a long-term management agreement for the hotel
  • Representation of a major private equity group in the acquisition and hotel management agreement negotiations for a suburban Chicago hotel
  • Representation of a private equity group in hotel management agreement negotiations with Starwood Hotels for a two hotel new construction development in Boston
  • Representation of 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
  • Representation of the developer of a major luxury mixed use project in downtown Chicago in analyzing and negotiating hotel management agreement proposals