Press Release
October 4, 2021

Goodwin Strengthens Real Estate Industry Offering with Hospitality & Leisure Partner James Crolle

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that James Crolle joined the firm’s Real Estate Industry practice as partner, resident in the Washington, D.C., office.


“As global real estate activity steadily picks back up, demand for opportunities in the hospitality and leisure industry is accelerating among our investor clients,” said Minta Kay, chair of Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry practice. “Jamie’s in-house and private practice experience in this sector adds a complementary perspective to our global team as we continue to strengthen our comprehensive offering.”


Crolle advises clients spanning the hospitality industry, from independent management companies to a wide array of owners including public REITs, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors on acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts, and operations related to hotels and other forms of commercial real estate. Prior to joining Goodwin, Crolle served as Senior Transaction Manager in the Real Estate Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and global institutional real estate investors.


Over the past year, Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry practice welcomed nine new partners across the firm’s New York, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, London, and Frankfurt offices.


Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry practice spans fund formation, joint venture, finance and transactions, public company/REIT work, and real estate M&A. The firm’s pioneering Propsci practice focuses on addressing the growing real estate needs of life sciences companies as they face challenges in developing land and facilities that support their businesses in a continuously evolving sector. Goodwin’s groundbreaking Proptech practice, the first of its kind among leading global law firms, combines the legal and innovative experience and market savvy of its real estate, technology, intellectual property, and data privacy groups. Goodwin is consistently ranked as a top advisor in the real estate industry, including in Commercial Property Executive, Chambers, The Legal 500, and Best Lawyers.