Capabilities by Industry: Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Our experience in the Real Estate industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: casino operators; equipment suppliers; lodging, leisure and timeshare; real estate operating companies; and REITs.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Berkshire Realty Company, Inc.
Advised investor group led by Berkshire Realty Chairman, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group on the buyout of Berkshire Realty, a multi-family REIT that owns 82 apartment communities located in Florida, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US
TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc.
Advised TriNet on a stock for stock merger with Starwood Financial, creating a leading player in the specialty real estate finance area
Radisson Group, Inc.
(subsidiary of Carlson Companies, Inc.)
Advised Carlson Companies, Inc., the owner of the Radisson Hotels brand, on the formation of a $750 million Radisson Hotel acquisition fund, Radisson-Olympus Capital Partners.
Regal Cinemas, Inc.
Advised Regal Cinemas, the largest theatre chain in the United States, on its prepackaged bankruptcy plan and acquisition by The Anschutz Corporation
LNR Property Corporation
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of LNR Property Corporation, one of the US’ leading real estate investment, finance and management companies, on its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and its real estate affiliate, Blackacre Institutional Capital Management, LLC
Acadia Realty Trust
(selected assets) Advised GDC Properties on its acquisition of a 77.8% interest in a one million square foot Wilmington, Delaware shopping center portfolio previously held by institutional investors in Acadia Realty Trust Fund I
Reckson Associates Realty Corporation
Advised the independent directors of Reckson, a real estate investment trust specializing in properties located in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, on the sale of Reckson to SL Green
Forest City Ratner
Advised Forest City Enterprises, Inc. on the restructuring of its business relationship with its New York City affiliate Forest City Ratner
Crescent Real Estate Equities Company
Advised Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a REIT holding a diversified portfolio of office properties, hotels and resorts and luxury residential developments on its sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Slough Estates USA (subsidiary of Slough Estates plc)
Provided oversight of the process and an informal second opinion to the senior management of Slough Estates plc
American Financial Realty Trust
Advised American Financial Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust that acquires properties from and leases properties to regulated financial institutions, on its sale to Gramercy Capital Corp., a commercial real estate specialty finance company
Oakland Mall LLC
Advised the Kogan Family on the sale of Oakland Mall, a regional shopping mall in Troy, Michigan anchored by JC Penney, Sears and Macy's
Acted as Joint Financial Adviser to Ladbrokes plc, a leading UK based betting and gaming company, on its rights issue
Advised Minerva plc, a UK real estate development company, on its successful defence following an unsolicited offer from KiFin Limited, a company that makes investments for the benefit of Mr Nathan Kirsh
Camelot Group plc
Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
Tishman Speyer Washington D.C. Portfolio
Advised term loan and credit facility lenders to the Tishman Speyer partnership holding a portfolio of 28 office buildings in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area on a restructuring which resulted in payoff of the facilities in full
Advised Aevum Limited, an ASX listed owner, operator and developer of retirement villages and aged care facilities on its response to a hostile takeover offer from Stockland Ltd, a global property development and investment management group
General Growth Properties Inc.
Advised the 2006 Credit Facility Lenders, the largest class of unsecured debt with claims in excess of $2.8 billion, in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of mall REIT GGP, which resulted in cash payoff of the facilities in full
Centrebet International Limited
Advised Centrebet International, a leading International online wagering and gaming operator on the recommended cash offer by Sportingbet plc
Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa
Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi
Advised Minerva plc, a property investment and development company, on a recommended offer from a consortium consisting of AREA Property Partners and Delancey Real Estate Asset Management
PGM Holdings K.K. (majority owned by Lone Star Funds)
Advised Heiwa Corporation, a leading provider of pachinko amusement machines, on the tender offer to acquire 80.5% of PGM Holdings K.K., one of the largest golf club owners and operators in Japan, including 64.2% Lone Star Funds’ holding
The Miller Group
Advised The Miller Group, the UK’s largest private homebuilder, on the recapitalization of its balance sheet comprising a substantial new equity capital raising and a significant debt for equity swap
Peninsula Gaming, LLC
Advised Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading gaming operator in Nevada, the Midwest and South, on the acquisition of Peninsula Gaming, a casino operator of five properties in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana
Archstone Enterprise LP
Advised AvalonBay on its joint acquisition with Equity Residential of the assets and liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP, an owner of high-quality apartment communities in major markets in the United States, from Lehman Brothers Holdings