Real Estate

As a barometer of the global economy, the real estate market is subject to fluctuating cycles that require diverse investment strategies for sophisticated investors.

Two highly anticipated $1+ billion mixed-use development projects in San Francisco and NYC. Distressed real estate transactions, workouts and opportunistic investments. Mitigating risks for hotel owners. Our Real Estate team offers a comprehensive, business-focused legal service platform for private equity investors during all stages of the market cycle.

  • Commercial advice on all real estate investment activities, from asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings, to developments and commercial leasing, often performing an outside general counsel role for real estate private equity funds.
  • Clients include leading real estate investors, investment banks and institutional lenders, insurance companies, international investment funds, REITs, fund sponsors, special servicers and other financial institutions.
  • Track record across all asset types including hospitality, industrial, office, retail, residential/multifamily, mixed-use, environmentally impacted, student housing, research and development, healthcare and data centers.
  • Leveraging Orrick’s focus on the Tech & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors, we regularly advise companies in the energy and infrastructure and technology sectors on real estate aspects of their operations and projects.
  • Robust real estate finance capabilities complemented by a fully integrated CMBS and RMBS team with coverage for property and loan transactions that involve securitizations as well as investments in CMBS and RMBS loans.
  • Significant strength in the hospitality sector, having advised on hundreds of hotel acquisitions, dispositions and developments as well as high-profile debt and equity transactions involving landmark hotels in the United States and around the globe.
    • From complex hotel management agreements that allow brands to exit ownership, to hotel development, repositioning, reflagging, financing, workouts and restructuring, we have the experience to address the full range of legal issues arising out of our clients’ investments.
    • We provide seamless advice from an integrated team of hospitality-focused lawyers from our Real Estate, Public Finance, Structured Finance, Labor, Litigation, Environmental, Restructuring and Tax practices.
  • Experience with complex distressed debt acquisitions and loan workouts from previous down cycles where we represented real estate investors, institutions and lenders with distressed debt investments, workouts, restructurings and 363 sales, working closely with our top-rated Restructuring team.
    • We also represent clients in the servicing, management and financing of nonperforming loans, sub-performing loans and REO properties.