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Because of Simpson Thacher’s range and depth, we can offer real estate clients our experience across the spectrum of corporate matters. Clients worldwide rely on us to handle every phase of an asset’s lifecycle, whether in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private funds or banking and restructuring contexts.

Our work covers hotels, commercial and retail properties, residential properties, homebuilders, construction and property developers and similar asset classes. Clients appreciate our nuanced understanding of the industry, gained through advising on hundreds of real estate matters over decades. 

Iconic Real Estate Transactions

Value and Recent Transaction
$39 billion acquisition of Equity Office Properties
$26 billion acquisition of Hilton Hotels and Hilton’s IPO
$23 billion acquisition of assets of GE Capital Real Estate
$20 billion announced merger-of-equals between Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes  
$14.38 billion sale of Logicor, Blackstone’s pan European logistics company, to China Investment Corporation 
$8.9 billion acquisition of Trizec Properties 
$8.1 billion sale of IndCor Properties
$8 billion acquisition of BioMed Realty
$6 billion acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts
$5.3 billion acquisition of New York’s Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village
$4.3 billion acquisition of Glimcher Realty Trust by Washington Prime Group (REIT)
$2.2 billion sale of Three Bryant Park
$1.95 billion sale of the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York
$1.8 billion IPO of Invitation Homes
$1.73 billion acquisition of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
$1.3 billion acquisition of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
$1.162 billion acquisition of seven office assets from Hines Real Estate Investment Trust 
$992 million acquisition of more than 7 million square feet of office and industrial properties throughout the U.K.
$949 million IPO of Brixmor Property Group

Other highlights include the $500 million settlement and repayment of the first mortgage financing secured by 7 World Trade Center following its destruction on 9/11.

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Real Estate Practice Group of the Year – Law360 (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011)
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Band 1 Ranking in New York Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance – Chambers USA 2008–2017

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