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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Real Estate




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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, which provides ‘creative solutions in complex negotiations’, handles acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, development projects, financing, restructurings and leasing transactions. Its client base includes private equity funds, financial institutions, REITs, pension funds, hedge funds, publicly traded corporations and other investors. 'Incredibly bright' corporate partner Nicole Levin Mesard, a 'tough negotiator', advised Westfield on its $24.7bn sale to Unibail-Rodamco. In another highlight for Westfield, the firm advised on the $175m sale of Horton Plaza, a 900,000 square foot retail center in San Diego. Real estate chair Peter Irwin advised CPPIB on a $1bn joint venture with Alberta Investment Management Corporation and WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust for the development and operation of industrial real estate assets across the US. Counsel Serhat Krause and Mesard acted for a family office in relation to the $650m investment and development of two residential towers in New York. Edward Rishty advised JP Morgan Asset Management on the $510m acquisition and financing of Groupon’s national headquarters in Chicago in a joint venture with Sterling Bay. Other clients include Brasil Warrant Investments, Rockwood Capital, The Brickstone Companies and Oaktree Capital Management. All named attorneys are based in New York.

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