A Global Private Equity Real Estate Practice

With private equity real estate (PERE)-focused lawyers across the Americas, Asia and Europe, Mayer Brown has one of the largest integrated practices in the world—and with that size comes the knowledge, experience and bench strength to tackle our clients’ most complex transactions. Our global network of PERE lawyers works in conjunction with lawyers in our Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management practice.

We advise a wide range of companies, sponsors, investors and financiers engaged in the private equity real estate industry, including private equity funds, public and private REITs, mortgage REITs, banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional investors. Our experience spans the globe and has included work on every asset class, including industrial properties, major shopping malls, multifamily residential properties, hotels and motels, health care facilities, student accommodation, logistics, self-storage and office properties.

We represent our REIT, fund and other private equity real estate industry clients in major corporate acquisitions, mergers and restructurings; large portfolio and operating platform transactions, individual property acquisitions and dispositions; joint ventures and co-investments; and development, financing and leasing activities. The diversity of our clients provides us with a thorough understanding of the business objectives, issues and concerns of private equity real estate industry players.

This industry is a key focus for us.

Many other global law firms view their private equity real estate team as a support department or part of their corporate practice group. For us, it’s a leading-edge and successful part of our business. We attract preeminent practitioners and develop teams with the industry knowledge and multidisciplinary knowledge to get complex transactions done efficiently. 

Our clients are supported by a global, “joined-up” team. 

While based in offices around the world, our PERE partners know each other, share market trends and collaborate on transactions together. Their cross-border teamwork reduces the time that a client will need to spend managing outside counsel from multiple law firms on cross-border deals. And there are other benefits: often solutions or structures common in one part of the world can be used to solve similar issues elsewhere. Our integrated global-team approach makes these solutions available globally to our clients with minimal fuss.

We invest the time to properly understand our clients’ value drivers and goals.

We build long-term institutional relationships with our clients. With a long-term relationship, we can do many things better: price transactions, understand the client’s business and learn its business practices and internal processes—and continuously improve our client service. It’s how we do business. 

Each client transaction will always be partner led, allowing us to add more value.

This brings the experience necessary to fully understand a client’s business and concerns, take a more commercial approach to transactions and suggest solutions to potential deal roadblocks. 

Effective Negotiations in PERE Transactions
Sealing Successful Deals