Goodwin Procter was ranked third in the 2016 edition of Commercial Property Executive’s (CPE) Leading Real Estate Law Firms list. The annual ranking recognizes the firms with the most distinguished real estate practices based on a combination of growth and market share.
The publication highlighted Goodwin’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group’s representation of American Reality Capital Hospitality Trust (ARC Hospitality) on its $1.8 billion acquisition of Equity Inns Lodgings Portfolio from affiliates of Whitehall Real Estate Funds as the firm’s highest value real estate transaction in 2015.
For 28 years, CPE has been a leading integrated resource for executives and companies that own, invest in, develop, lease and/or manage commercial real estate. The publication’s law firm ranking is a weighted formula based on a variety of factors including revenue, revenue growth, the number of offices and lawyers dedicated to the sector, the growth of the real estate practice, and the size and nature of its top deals.
Goodwin’s Real Estate group represents numerous real estate investment managers, real estate fund sponsors, public and private REITs and municipalities in all aspects of raising and deploying capital. With more than 120 attorneys across the United States and Europe focused solely on the real estate industry, Goodwin covers every corner of this complex and dynamic market. The firm works with owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors, helping them acquire, develop, manage and sell real estate assets. Goodwin was also instrumental in helping draft the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960, establishing the UPREIT structure in 1992 and creating the LTIP structure in 2001.