We regularly represent many underwriters in connection with publicly registered REIT debt and equity offerings. Our REIT lawyers have served as underwriters’ counsel for numerous IPOs and have been designated as primary underwriters’ counsel for offerings by many other REITs. In the US, we also represent other public REITs, sometimes called 'public, non-traded' REITs, which are SEC registered but not listed on a national securities exchange.
We represent real estate owners/operators, tax-exempt institutional investors, foreign investors, and private equity funds in a wide variety of private REIT transactions. We also have significant experience in using private REITs as part of the organizational structure of private equity funds to minimize taxes for tax-exempt investors, foreign investors and fund sponsors. In addition, we represent owners/operators in connection with 'incubator' transactions involving the formation of private REITs that intend to pursue a 'going public' exit strategy.
Joint ventures and other structures
The breadth of our tax, regulatory, corporate, and real estate experience enables us to effectively represent a broad array of clients in connection with the formation, structuring, acquisition, and disposition of real estate joint ventures and other entity structures.