Real Estate Investment Funds

Real estate investment managers, ranging from first time fund sponsors to established industry leaders, as well as public REITs, insurance companies and investment banks, depend on Goodwin for the best structure and terms when raising and deploying capital. Our international Real Estate Investment Funds Practice has a reputation as a market leader in advising funds and their sponsors and managers in fund structuring and formation in all key real estate industry verticals. Our work involves U.S., European, Canadian, Latin American and global funds ranging in size from less than $25 million to more than $4 billion. Our lawyers also work with financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund managers expanding their investment funds to include real estate as an investment focus.

We have significant experience forming real estate funds and investment vehicles, spanning closed-end funds, open-ended, variable-priced, total return driven fund structures, club arrangements, programmatic joint ventures and separate accounts. We are intimately familiar with core, core plus, value-add and opportunistic investment objectives; with all asset classes, such as office, retail, residential, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, senior housing/assisted living and infrastructure; with debt and equity funds; and with global investment strategies. The depth of our market presence and experience allows us to assist clients considering alternative capitalization strategies and the unique market terms applicable to each.

Our investment funds team includes tax lawyers creating innovative tax structures that can provide a competitive advantage for our global clients. Additionally our regulatory, financial services and ERISA lawyers have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by real estate funds and their managers, including the Investment Advisers Act and other US securities laws, AIFMD, REOCs and VCOCs, and CFTC compliance, and have the market experience to provide practical, solutions-driven advice. 

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John M. Ferguson

Co-Chair Private Investment Funds and Real Estate Investment Funds
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Samantha Lake Coghlan

Co-Chair, London
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