Real Estate

We advised CPI Property Group, one of the largest owners of commercial real estate in Central... Read more

We advised CPI Property Group, one of the largest owners of commercial real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, on its investment in Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited, a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Globalworth is a leading owner of income-generating office properties in Poland and Romania with about £2.8 billion of best-in-class assets generating more than £180 million of gross rental income each year.

Our London office led the transaction, supported by our antitrust practice.

We advised Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (GCEAR) on its acquisition of Cole Office... Read more

We are advising Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (GCEAR) on its proposed acquisition of Cole Office & Industrial REIT (CCIT II), Inc. for approximately US$1.2 billion in a stock-for stock transaction.

The proposed acquisition is the result of a superior proposal from GCEAR during a “go-shop” period under a now-terminated merger agreement between CCIT II and another party. The acquisition would result in a US$5.8 billion diversified office and industrial net-lease real estate investment trust.

A team of lawyers in our Washington, D.C. office is leading the transaction.

We advised Industrial Property Trust (IPT), a publicly registered non-traded REIT... Read more

We advised Industrial Property Trust (IPT), a publicly registered non-traded REIT, on the US$301 million sale of a wholly owned subsidiary to another publicly registered non-traded REIT.

Through the sale, IPT disposed of all of its assets other than cash, which consisted of IPT’s indirect general partnership and limited partnership interests in two partnerships.

A team of lawyers in our Washington, D.C. office led the transaction.

We advised LaSalle Investment Management, a leading residential real estate investment... Read more

We advised LaSalle Investment Management, a leading residential real estate investment management firm and independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, on the creation of a real estate investment trust in Spain to invest in residential properties for a German pension fund.

The transaction also included LaSalle’s first residential real estate acquisition, a six-storey residential property in the financial district of Madrid.

Lawyers in our Madrid office led the transaction, with support from our Dusseldorf and Luxembourg offices and real estate and tax practices.

Real Estate

“They are very good technically and also really commercial, understand all aspects of real estate transactions, and take the time to understand our business.”

Chambers UK, 2021

500+

Real Estate lawyers

Tier 1

Commercial Property: Development
Legal 500 UK, 2021

Sector performance

In 2020, deal value in the global real estate sector decreased significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis significantly impacted retail, which was already in decline, and the hospitality space, which was devastated by travel restrictions. Offices also were affected adversely as the business community adopted work-from-home models.

M&A activity levels in the sector were particularly low in the United Kingdom and the United States, where the health crisis combined with the geopolitical instability of Brexit and the uncertainty preceding the U.S. elections. Asset classes driven by demographical and technological change, however, had a strong year, particularly in logistics and data centers as a result of the increase in online shopping and general need for increased server capacity.

Hogan Lovells activities

Our Real Estate industry sector hosted numerous webinars covering hot topics, key trends, and regulatory developments. Our teams also released a video series for the winter edition of our Hogan Lovells Real Estate Horizons.

We produced one of the first dedicated real estate resources created in response to the pandemic – an interactive map comparison of real estate COVID-19 topics across jurisdictions. We launched a new real estate transaction tool which helps to reduce administrative costs, enhance data privacy and security, and accelerate transactions in the real estate industry.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity
and Inclusion

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

Our new Corporate & Finance partners and counsel

Our new
Corporate & Finance
partners and counsel

Our M&A  publications

Our M&A
publications

Technical excellence

Technical excellence

Executing transactions effectively

Industry knowledge

Industry knowledge

Understanding issues
in regulated industries

Global reach

Global reach

Worldwide reach,
local experience

Full-service capabilities

Full-service capabilities

Subject matter
knowledge

M&A Year in Review | 2020

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