As technology, evolving demographics and globalization continue to impact how people are living and working, real estate, and particularly, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are witnessing a rapidly changing market.
The US REIT Group represents of some of the country’s largest and most active public REITs. By equity market capitalization, we represent approximately 10% of the public REIT market. Since 2010, we have advised public REITs in over 60 public offerings of equity and debt securities totaling more than $36 billion.
The Legal 500 US recognized the firm as “REIT Practice Group of the Year” in 2015, and the firm has been ranked among the top law firms in the nation in the number of REIT securities offerings, as well as total REIT equity and debt funds raised.
Our REIT Group has extensive experience in formation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, conversion of C corporations to REITs, tax matters, securities law compliance, governance issues, property management and leasing, environmental and land use matters and workouts for troubled properties. Notable examples include the structuring of six private timber REITs which raised approximately $3 billion in combined equity capital.
We represent REITs and other industry participants across an array of real estate sectors, including: business storage facilities; cold storage facilities; communications towers; data centers; dark and lit fiber; digital billboards; distributed antenna systems; foreign real estate; hotels and travel centers; industrial properties; mortgage REITs; multifamily residential; office buildings; retail properties; senior living facilities; solar, wind and power infrastructure; timberlands; transmission and distribution lines; and vineyards, greenhouses and other agricultural properties.