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Real Estate

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Arnold & Porter Real Estate attorneys handle all aspects of sales and purchases of real estate. These projects include single property transactions, transfers of portfolios, ground leases, 1031 tax-free exchanges, investments in owners of real estate, real estate investment trust (REIT) unit transactions, "loan-to-own" transactions, foreclosures on debt secured by real estate, other distressed debt workouts, and sale/leasebacks.

Our practice covers all asset types, including hospitality, office, corporate headquarters, complex mixed-use property, retail, residential, raw land, industrial and warehouse property, agricultural property, data centers, and biotech and life sciences labs.

Investors, developers, lenders, buyers, and sellers look to the in-depth knowledge of our attorneys for creative solutions, as well as practical and market-based advice in structuring deals, performing due diligence, negotiating, and drafting documentation. On many transactions, we work closely with colleagues from our other practice groups—such as Tax, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, and Environmental—to provide a full array of legal services.

Experience

Host Hotels & Resorts $1 billion acquisition of Hyatt hotel portfolio

Our attorneys advised Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest lodging real estate investment trust, on its $1 billion acquisition of three hotels from Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Oakland Raiders Acquisition of Las Vegas Stadium Site

Represented NFL team in the acquisition of a stadium site, practice facility site and other property in Las Vegas, Nevada.

DiamondRock Hospitality Sale of the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside

Represented hospitality REIT in its US$63 million sale of the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.

Rockrose Development Corp. Purchase of NYC boutique office building

Represented client in its purchase of 15 East 26th Street in New York, NY for US$105 million.

Martha's Table, Inc. Acquisition of a development site for new headquarters

Represented nonprofit organization in its acquisition of a development site for the development of a new 43,000 square foot headquarters that will serve as a hub for programs and community support.

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