Sidley provides a full range of legal services to our private real estate fund clients, including:
- Fund Structure and Formation Issues
- Business Term Alternatives
- Tax and ERISA analyses
- Marketing Arrangements
- Securities Regulatory Matters
- GP Structure and Formation Issues
We have experience in forming traditional, committed capital private real estate funds, real estate-related hedge funds, open-end private real estate funds and SEC-registered real estate funds. In connection with our private real estate fund work, we work extensively with sponsors in their GP structuring, including joint ventures. We have represented many sponsors in private real estate fund formation, including Canyon, Clifford Capital, Deutsche Bank/RREEF, Starwood, Madison Capital, Marathon and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. We represent institutional clients, including foreign governments and instrumentalities, state pension plans, college endowments, corporate clients and family offices in connection with significant investments in these funds. We have represented many of these clients in their portfolio investment transactional work subsequent to fund formation. In this regard, recently we have been active on behalf of private real estate funds in structuring and executing real estate transactions outside of the United States, particularly in Europe. We have been active in forming REITs as vehicles on behalf of real estate funds for real estate investment in the United States. We represent placement agents in their private real estate fund offerings.