Austin Wilkins is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Industry group with significant experience facilitating a wide array of high-stakes transactional matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and fund formations and restructurings. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, Mr. Wilkins practiced at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Mr. Wilkins is a graduate of New York University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law.
Mr. Wilkins’ recent representative experience includes:
- An investment bank as borrower in a $248 million construction loan secured by a condominiumized mixed-use retail, laboratory and office development near Boston, Massachusetts.
- A private equity investment firm as lender in a $258 million loan secured by a ground leasehold mortgage on a major resort property in Maui, Hawaii.
- An investment bank as equity partner in a joint venture to acquire a ground lease parcel and to finance and develop a $56 million multifamily asset in Austin, Texas, in partnership with a local affordable housing authority.
- An investment bank in the restructuring of a real estate investment fund with a gross asset value of approximately $43 billion and holding over 200 assets to widen the investor base, establish REIT structuring and implement tax efficiencies.
- A real estate investment firm in forming a fund for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones in Providence, Rhode Island.
- An investment bank in a $195 million sale of a mixed-use multifamily, office and retail tower in Chicago, Illinois.
- An investment bank in a $63.7 million purchase of two industrial and logistics properties in Miami, Florida, subject to significant environmental contamination.
- A private equity investment firm in a $117 million purchase of a portfolio of time share resorts in Florida, Missouri and Tennessee.
- A class of note holders of a $35 million second-lien interest in an oil and gas company emerging from bankruptcy in securing mineral rights to over 200 individual parcels in Texas and Oklahoma.
New York University School of Law
Florida State University
- New York