Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Discuss Key Real Estate Industry Changes…

Robert J. Ivanhoe, Milos Markovic, Samantha Ahuja, and Corey E. Light, shareholders in the Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, presented the March 16 Chambers Global Practice Guide webinar, “Real Estate: A New Direction?

Ivanhoe moderated the session, which covered key shifts in the real estate sector. The attorney panel discussed notable trends set for 2021 and beyond: the accelerated industrial and hospitality asset classes, the impact of increased and likely prolonged remote working in large urban areas like New York, the shift in real estate from private to public, and how the Biden Administration is expected to affect the market.

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers. Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice is consistently recognized as an industry leader by Chambers’ annual rankings.

Ivanhoe is senior chairman of the firm’s Global Real Estate practice and co-chair of the firm’s REIT practice. He concentrates his practice in sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate. Ivanhoe is actively involved in real estate industry current affairs and is regularly asked to write and lecture on industry topics.

Markovic, who is co-chair of the firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice, focuses his practice on various real estate matters. He represents REITs and other institutional investors, both public and private, in various types of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, equity investments and joint ventures. Markovic also represents lenders and borrowers in construction, mezzanine, bridge and permanent financings, as well as restructurings and workouts.

Ahuja focuses her practice on hotel acquisitions, operations, development and finance, hotel management agreements, licensing agreements, and commercial real estate acquisition and sale. She advises domestic and international clients on the acquisition and disposition of hotels and other commercial property, hotel management and operations, franchising, licensing and branding, restaurant management agreements, lease negotiations, and casino agreements. Ahuja regularly prepares and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, financing and development agreements, and other documents related to the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management, and disposition of real and personal property, with a focus on hotels and resorts.

Light, who focuses his practice on real estate transactions and development, has 30 years of domestic and international experience. Representing major retailers, property owners, developers and lenders, he regularly handles all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures, financings, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. Additionally, Light has been involved in the representation of major retail developers in a number of large retail bankruptcies and in the related acquisition and disposition of large portfolios of retail properties.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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