Real Estate Pension Fund, Institutional Investor and Private Equity

Seyfarth’s Real Estate Pension Fund, Institutional Investor and Private Equity practice provides innovative investment counseling to some of the largest public and private pension funds, insurance companies, REITs, private equity firms and foreign and other institutional investors. 

Over the last several years, our team has handled some of the largest deals among institutional investors according to Real Estate Alert, including:
  • The largest retail portfolio transactions of 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • The largest single-property office and industrial transactions of 2018
  • The largest single-property office transaction of 2017
In addition to representing real estate focused private equity firms in their joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of income-producing and development properties, we also regularly represent institutional investors in organizing and planning co-investments, joint ventures, and private and public REITs. We partner with our clients in evaluating the fit of investments within their strategy and legal limitations, provide guidance on fiduciary issues as affected by ERISA, state pension codes and regulations, and ERISA standards, and advise on unrelated business taxable income (for those funds which are UBTI sensitive), and when applicable, REIT compliance rules. Our partnership goes beyond just closing the deal—we assist clients in the ownership and management of properties long after the deal has closed. 
 
Members of Seyfarth’s Institutional Investor team are recognized as leaders in their field by Chambers USA and The Legal 500, among the elite American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and serve in leadership roles in the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and National Association of Public Pension Fund Attorneys (NAPPA). Our team has decades of experience and meets regularly to stay on top of the latest developments and innovations in real estate investments, adding tremendous value to our clients’ transactions.
 
Value Driven Solutions
 
Seyfarth’s Real Estate attorneys deliver legal services with a business-oriented approach. A large part of what differentiates Seyfarth from its competitors centers around the firm’s distinctive client service model - SeyfarthLean® - which combines process, people and technology to drive value to our clients. SeyfarthLean creates tangible results, including more consistent, high quality legal services, increased efficiency, improved communication and collaboration, right-sized staffing approaches, transparent pricing, and reduction in overall cost of services. For more information about SeyfarthLean, click here.