JASON FRIEDHOFF is one of the leaders of Sidley Austin LLP’s real estate investment trust (REIT) practice, and he is the co-leader of the firm’s non-traded REIT (NTR) practice. He focuses on securities offerings (particularly initial public offerings (IPOs)), corporate matters, M&A and funds, with an emphasis on real estate-related transactions, primarily involving REITs and real estate joint ventures and funds. He regularly represents both issuers and underwriters of publicly and privately offered equity and debt securities. In addition, Jason works extensively with real estate funds and represented fund managers in fund formation. He also counsels public companies regarding general corporate and securities laws matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and stock exchange matters. He has worked extensively with both equity and mortgage REITs as well as issuers in a range of other industries. Jason also works on complex real estate portfolio transactions involving the issuance of operating partnership units in UPREITs and DownREITs.
Jason has served as counsel on numerous IPOs, including IPOs for American Residential Properties, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., Government Properties Income Trust, Industrial Logistics Property Trust, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, RLJ Lodging Trust, Select Income REIT, Spirit Realty Capital Inc., and Tremont Mortgage Trust.
Jason has also served as counsel on several merger transactions, including the merger between Invitation Homes Inc. and Starwood Waypoint Homes, and the merger between Colony American Homes, Inc. and Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, and on a number of spinoff transactions, including the spinoffs of New Residential Investment Corp. and Starwood Waypoint Homes.
In addition, Jason has served as counsel on many capital market transactions, including debt offerings for Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and financings for Acadia Realty Trust, Associated Estates Realty Corporation, Camden Property Trust, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., Education Realty Trust, Inc., Federal Realty Investment Trust, Government Properties Income Trust, Invitation Homes Inc., Newcastle Investment Corp., New Residential Investment Corp., Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, RLJ Lodging Trust, Spirit Realty Capital, Inc., STAG Industrial Inc., Starwood Property Trust, Starwood Waypoint Homes and Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Jason is ranked by Chambers USA as a Band 5 lawyer in REITs (2020-2022) and was recognized as one of Law360’s Rising Stars in 2015. He has been recommended by The Legal 500 US 2017 in Real Estate and Construction: REITs and in Capital Markets: Debt Offerings.