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Hogan Lovells US LLP, Bruce Parmley, Washington DC, USA

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Bruce Parmley

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Position

For 35 years, Bruce has served as principal counsel in hundreds of international transactions involving acquisition, sale, development, investment, financing, leasing, management, portfolio consolidation and securitization of commercial properties, with a major focus on luxury hotels and resorts.

Career

Co-Chair, Global Real Estate for Hogan Lovells; two terms on predecessor firm’s Executive Committee

Member

Former Co-Chair, Real Estate Division, DC Bar

Education

The Catholic University of America (JD, 1976); Ohio University (BSC, 1970)


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Hogan Lovells US LLPcompares favorably with its competitors in this space’. The wide-ranging real estate practice acts for investors, developers, financers and property occupiers across the full gamut of real estate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, financing, and property development, and the team also has a strong real estate litigation practice. The firm has been notably active in the retail, residential and hotels and hospitality sectors; notable highlights include advising General Electric on the sale of its $32bn global real estate debt and equity portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, and acting as underwriters’ counsel in the $2.3bn IPO of Paramount Group, which owns a number of premier office buildings across the US. In the funds space, the firm has advised JBG Companies on its $600m formation of a private real estate investment fund (Fund VI), and has also acted for Hermes Investment Management on the launch of its $300m real estate income fund, which focuses on US East Coast properties. Mark Eagan heads the practice from New York and has significant expertise representing foreign and domestic banks as well as sovereign wealth funds and other lenders and investors. Bruce Parmley and David Bonser are the key figures in Washington DC; Parmley has extensive experience in the hotels and resorts sector, and Bonser heads the firm’s equity and debt capital markets group.

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