Jacobus D. Machalow


San Francisco

Jacobus "Jack" Machalow is a Partner in the Real Estate Group.

He has significant experience structuring development deals, negotiating joint ventures for both capital partners and developers and operators, organizing private real estate investment funds and negotiating and closing acquisitions, dispositions and equity and debt financing transactions. He also regularly represents pension fund advisors, private investors, private equity funds, fund managers and developers in mergers and fund investments.

Recognized by Chambers USA Northern California Real Estate as a leading lawyer, clients say, “he is very bright, very collaborative and his strategic thought process and outstanding technical knowledge makes him a valuable partner” and “[they] have never worked with an attorney who can bridge the legal and business worlds as well as Jack. Not only is he a strong legal mind, but it is evident in every transaction that he truly understands our business goal.”

Prior to joining Orrick, Jack was an Associate in the real estate group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Chicago.

  • Jack's significant representations include the following:

    • Represented various developers and capital partners in numerous development joint ventures and related transactions across the United States.
    • Represented an opportunity fund sponsor in the formation of a $250 million real estate and equipment fund focused on industrial and creative office opportunities.
    • Represented an emerging New York based real estate group on the formation of its first real estate fund, a $160 million value added fund seeded by a large institutional investor.
    • Represented one of the largest "green" developers in the United States in the formation and equity raise for its second fund.
    • Represented private individuals in the contribution of their portfolio of retail properties into an UPREIT-structured private equity fund for total consideration of more than $100 million.
    • Represented a private equity client in a series of joint ventures with an insurance company subsidiary for the development of multi-family projects in Northern California and in Brooklyn, N.Y. (totaling more than $400 million).
    • Represented a pension fund client in a $200 million joint venture, purchase and financing of retail space in Times Square, N.Y.
    • Represented a publicly traded REIT in joint ventures and financing for the acquisition of industrial properties in various states.
    • Represented a private equity client in the acquisition, financing and restructuring of ground lease interests in a multi-family project in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for $80 million.
    • Represented private equity funds in outbound cross-border investment in Mexico and Brazil, and the negotiation of numerous joint venture platforms for the acquisition and development of industrial, retail and residential projects totaling more than $1 billion.