Practice

REITs

As a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), you handle the challenges associated with market competition, negotiating the purchase of properties, and the pricing of your capital raising. Working together as part of your team, we can advise you on the tax structuring, the preparation and review of your filings with the SEC, and assess how best to structure your partnership agreements and acquisition transactions.

Representative experience

Underwriters' counsel to BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Deutsche Bank on Paramount Group’s US$2.3bn IPO, the largest REIT IPO in history.

Equity Residential on its US$16bn joint acquisition with Avalon Bay of Archstone from Lehman Brothers.

Home Properties on its US$7.6bn acquisition by Lone Star Funds.

Park Hotels & Resorts, which will be the second largest publicly traded REIT in the lodgings industry, with its planned spin-off from Hilton Worldwide.

Industrial Income Trust on its US$4.55bn acquisition by Western Logistics, an affiliate of Global Logistic Properties.

The JBG Companies in its proposed merger with New York REIT for a combined enterprise value of US$8.4bn.

Sovran Self Storage in its US$1.3bn acquisition of LifeStorage, LP and related debt and equity offerings.

Parkway Properties in its proposed US$1.95bn merger with Cousins Properties and the spin-off of parts of both companies to shareholders of new REIT HoustonCo.

Apple Hospitality REIT on its US$1.3bn merger with Apple REIT Ten.

Landmark Apartment Trust on its US$1.9bn acquisition by Starwood Capital Group and Milestone Apartments REIT.

Apple Hospitality REIT with its listing on the NYSE and concurrent US$200m tender offer.

DuPont Fabros Technology in its US$250m registered public offering of notes and on a number of offerings of stock.

American Homes 4 Rent on its IPO, numerous common share offerings, and five offerings of preferred shares.

Kite Realty Group on its merger with Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust and a number of public offerings.

Underwriters’ counsel to J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and Morgan Stanley in the US$400m offering of notes by Piedmont Operating Partnership.

QTS Realty Trust on its US$296m IPO and a number of follow-on offerings.

Underwriters’ counsel to Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch in connection with the US$1bn IPO by Empire State Realty Trust.

Special Committee of the Board of Trustees to internalize management by acquiring American Homes 4 Rent Management Holdings and American Homes 4 Rent Advisor.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Real estate alert: The ban on Sunday and holiday trading has become law

The ban on trading on Sundays will be progressively introduced in Poland by the Act on Restricting Trade on Sundays, Holidays, and certain other Days (the "Act"). The Act will come into...

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Press Releases

Trends in Cross-Border Real Estate Investment and the Changing Tax Landscape

London, 28 June 2017 – Tax changes have the potential to re-shape the nature of the U.S. and European real estate investment market, according to a report: Trends in Cross-Border Real ...

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2017 commercial real estate outlook: The impact of U.S. tax reform

Despite strengthening market headwinds and troubling political uncertainties, the U.S. commercial real estate market is likely to remain the top destination for global real estate capital...

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Rolling Back the Clock – What the New Administration and Congress Can Do to Halt or Delay the Obama Administration's Midnight Regulations

In the waning months of the Obama Presidency, the exiting administration could finalize new regulations. These so-called “midnight regulations” could affect major sectors of the ...

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French Legal and Regulatory Newsletter

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide an overview of the main French and EU regulatory developments from the past months.

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Keppel on Cardiff data centre acquisition

Hogan Lovells have advised Keppel DC REIT (Keppel), the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia and on the Singapore Exchange, on their acquisition of a data centre in the Celtic...

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