Raymond Fang is a senior associate in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. Mr. Fang is a corporate/transactional lawyer with a focus on UK and Pan European real estate M&A, investments, and joint ventures, acting for international and domestic private equity, institutional, listed and private clients. Mr. Fang is experienced executing UK and cross-border private M&A transactions, from corporate structures owning a trophy single RE asset to large multi-jurisdiction portfolios, and including operational assets/businesses across the Real Estate spectrum.

Mr. Fang is a thought leader on the impact of disruptive convergence on the real estate industry, and is part of the Goodwin PropTech and Life Sciences Real Estate initiatives.

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  • Advised BentallGreenOak (US based real estate management and advisory firm) on the sale of a corporate structure holding a portfolio of 42 premium logistics assets across four Western European jurisdictions (France, Spain, Italy and Netherlands) for a consideration of around €1.2B (largest in its asset class in Europe in 2019).
  • Advised Medical Properties Trust (US listed REIT) on the acquisition of the corporate structure ultimately owning a portfolio of 30 acute care hospitals in the United Kingdom, for a consideration of c.£1.5B (largest real estate deal in the UK in 2019).
  • Advised Kennedy Wilson Europe (part of the NYSE listed Kennedy Wilson group) on its JV arrangements with a joint venture partner pursuant to which the joint venture partner acquired a 50% interest in various regulated Irish structures, owning residential and office assets worth over €700M.
  • Advised BentallGreenOak, on its co-investment and joint venture arrangements in relation to the acquisition of a substantial portfolio of premium German logistics assets worth over €300M.
  • Advised a NYSE listed REIT on its acquisition of a 46% stake in a Swiss company, which owns Swiss healthcare real estate assets valued at c.$900M.
  • Advised HK listed real estate company on its acquisition of the corporate structure owning London’s iconic “Cheesegrater” building for c.£1.15B (being amongst the top three largest single asset transactions ever in the UK).*
  • Advised US private equity fund, on various disposals, including the sale of the Pure Student Living student accommodation portfolio, consisting of 2,170 rooms across five prime London sites, for c.£532M.*
  • Advised a UK listed REIT on its purchase of all the units in various Jersey Property Unit Trusts ultimately holding freehold and long leasehold interests in 114 leased hotel sites for an aggregate value of c.£400M.* 
  • Advised Stenprop (a UK listed REIT) on the acquisition of: (a) a Jersey and Delaware corporate structure ultimately owning a portfolio of 25 multi-let industrial assets located across the UK (c. 2 million sq ft); and (b) a real estate investment and asset management platform which serviced the portfolio, as well as various European and UK disposals of non-core assets.*
  • Advised Tishman Speyer on the corporate sale of Verde Building (being a fully let 318,000 sq ft Central London office and retail block)
  • Advised Taiwanese life insurance company on its £320M debut London purchase of the corporate structure owning Woolgate Exchange, and its £575M follow up acquisition of the corporate structure owning the Walbrook Building (being UK’s biggest single asset deal of 2016).*
  • Advised UK arm of global real estate investment, development and management firm on both buy and sell side for deals worth c.£600M , including in relation to various central London assets, and a landmark 319,000 sq ft Birmingham office and retail building.* 
  • Advised US hedge fund on its acquisition of a corporate structure owning a portfolio of self-storage facilities, and its subsequent disposal of the same portfolio, and various other corporate real estate disposals.*
  • Advised UK listed hospitality company on its acquisition of all the shares in the statutory holding company that owns the iconic Brighton Pier pleasure pier and business in a reverse takeover under UK’s AIM Rules.* 
  • Advised a Chinese insurance company on its proposed acquisition of a significant London single asset (via a corporate wrapper) for c.£700M.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Bachelor of Laws, 2009
University of Sydney
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B.A., 2007
University of Sydney

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Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
High Court of Australia
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