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33 ARCH STREET, 26TH FLOOR, BOSTON MA 02110-1447, USA
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DLA Piper LLP (US), John Sullivan, Boston, USA

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John Sullivan

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Partner and Chair DLA Piper's US Real Estate Practice

Career

John Sullivan has a broad-ranging practice that encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis representing public and private pension plans, opportunity funds, investment advisors and non-US investors in equity, debt, hybrid and joint venture transactions throughout North America. 

A significant portion of John's practice involves representing institutional investors in real estate joint ventures. He has significant experience representing US fund sponsors of US and European real estate funds. He also has substantial experience representing both lenders and borrowers in complex real estate loan workouts and restructurings throughout the US.

Member

Real Estate Finance Association; Pension Real Estate Association

Education

JD, Cornell Law School; BA, College of the Holy Cross


United States

Real estate

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John Sullivan - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Real estate

DLA Piper LLP (US) is ‘among the best in the business’, with a team of ‘exceptional communicators’ praised for its ability to ‘understand all relevant legal concepts and risks and assess how they fit into the client’s business objectives’. The team regularly advises on portfolio, joint venture and cross-border transactions, and also has a strong track record in mixed-use development projects, representing a range of real estate owners, lenders, developers and institutional investors. The firm is also noted for its finance and leasing expertise, and has been particularly active within the hospitality and technology sectors. Recent highlights included representing Mirae Asset Global Investments, a Korea-based investment management firm, on its $780m acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu from Blackstone, and advising Starwood Waypoint Homes on its $815m acquisition of a portfolio of 3,000 residential properties across five states from Waypoint/GI Venture. Washington DC-based Jay Epstien represents owners and developers across the full range of real estate transactions, and is a key practitioner along with Boston-based John Sullivan, who specializes in advising public and private pension plans, opportunity funds and non-US investors in financing transactions. Other names to note include development expert Maxine Hicks and Cara Nelson; Nelson recently represented an affiliate of The Berkshire Group in its joint venture with an affiliate of JBG Smith, a real estate investment fund, for the development of a multifamily residential project in Maryland. Harvard University, Hines and InterContinental Hotels Group are also key clients.

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