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Latham & Watkins LLP, Gary E. Axelrod, Chicago, USA

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Gary E. Axelrod

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Gary Axelrod’s practice focuses on complex business transactions in the real estate, hospitality, gaming and leisure industries. His clients include real estate private equity sponsors and funds, REITs, institutional investors, operating companies and entrepreneurial developers engaged in all aspects of real estate investment and development. In addition, Mr. Axelrod has extensive experience in complex asset-level and corporate-level restructurings.

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Finance Partner

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http://www.lw.com/people/gary-axelrod


United States

Real estate

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Gary Axelrod - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Real estate

Latham & Watkins LLP provides ‘unparalleled organization, attention to detail and thoroughness’. It is adept at handling M&A, corporate and traditional real estate company transactions, borrower and lender-side finance, private equity and advice on public REITs. Areas of expertise include acquisitions and dispositions, land use, development projects and ground leases, joint ventures, loan enforcement actions and restructurings and workouts. Client sectors include hospitality, healthcare, life sciences, multi-family housing and condominium developments, industrial, office, retail and mixed-use projects. Chicago-based Gary Axelrod recently advised Loews Hotels on a $300m joint venture PPP with Kansas City and several other government entities. Another highlight included representing Walton Street Capital in relation to its acquisition of a class A office building in Chicago as well as a new flagship Apple store for $370m. Robert Buday and Rachel Bates, who are also based in Chicago, co-led in representing Hyatt Hotels on the sale of the Andaz Maui, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, and the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to Host Hotels & Resorts for $1bn. A further highlight included acting for Phillips Edison Grocery Store REIT I on its $2bn merger with Phillips Edison Grocery Store REIT II, a public non-traded REIT; this created a national portfolio of 323 shopping centers with a value of roughly $6.3bn. New York-based Michelle Kelban advised Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as the lender in $300m worth of construction loans for multifamily condominiums in Houston, Orlando and New York City. Michael Haas joined as co-chair of the real estate practice in New York from Jones Day. San-Diego-based James Mann was promoted to partner in January 2018. Los Angeles-based associate Pablo Clarke is also recommended. James Hisiger retired. Other clients include Stepstone Real Estate Partners, Starwood Capital Group, Lineage Logistics and ACORE Capital.

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