Dennis Martin Interviewed on Real Estate Deals, Trends

Law360 | August.12.2014

Dennis Martin, co-chair of Orrick’s Finance Business Unit, provides dealmaking advice in an interview published as part of Law360’s “Dealmakers Q&A” series.

In discussing his most challenging deals, Mr. Martin noted a series of transactions with various layers of complexity that transformed Hackman Capital Partners (HCP), a regional industrial operator/manager that did one or two industrial property acquisitions a year into a national real estate and equipment fund manager handling multiple major transactions each year across the U.S., with over $1 billion of assets under management. Mr. Martin commented, “[w]hat made these transactions challenging and rewarding at the same time was the strategic transformation that needed to take place to make HCP's success story possible, which I was fortunate enough to be a part of.”
 
Mr. Martin also discussed regulations affecting his practice that he thinks need to be reformed, as well as some upcoming trends he sees emerging, such as the return of opportunistic real estate funds; the need for real estate investors to have the capacity to also dispose of manufacturing equipment; and an increase in investments by Japanese real estate companies in the U.S.