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Andrew Kirsh to Moderate Real Estate Panel

Andrew Kirsh to Moderate Real Estate Panel on Student Housing.

Student Housing is one of the fastest growing asset classes in the real estate market. Come hear from a panel of experts discussing the strategy behind sourcing, operating and making money in student housing. How does it compare to traditional multi-family or with other sub asset classes like senior housing? What universities make for a good student housing investment? How does an owner handle all of the operational challenges of student housing and is there increased return for the added operational challenges? Join us as we explore all of the above and more.

Topic: The Rise of One of the Fastest Growing Asset Classes in the U.S. – Student Housing.

Date: March 14, 2018

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Sklar Kirsh – 1880 Century Park East, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Press, Real Estate

New Standard Equities Acquires 120-Unit Lynnwood Complex for $24MM

After acquiring three multifamily communities in California and Washington last quarter in transactions totaling $74 million, New Standard Equities, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, full-service real estate investment and management company expects to be a net apartment buyer in 2018 as apartment fundamentals in high barrier to entry markets along the West Coast continue to improve.

Press, Real Estate, Financings

Sklar Kirsh Reps The Abbey Company in $229M Retail Portfolio Refinancing

Privately held real estate investment and management firm The Abbey Company received $229.3 million in bridge financing from Citi Real Estate Lending and Barclay’s Bank to recapitalize a 27-property California retail portfolio, according to borrower’s counsel Los Angeles-based law firm Sklar Kirsh.

Press, Entertainment & Media, Real Estate

Welcome Peter R. Fischer (Partner, Real Estate) and Rachel Weise (Associate, Entertainment) to the Sklar Kirsh Team!

Sklar Kirsh Adds to its Real Estate & Entertainment Practices.  Peter R. Fischer Joins as Real Estate Partner & Rachel Weise Joins as Entertainment Associate.

Press, Corporate, Real Estate

Five Sklar Kirsh Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Join us in congratulating five of our attorneys who were selected to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers® list. No more than five percent of attorneys statewide are selected each year.

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Recent Deals

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Calmwater acquisition – DTLA student housing USC project

We represented a subsidiary of Calmwater Capital, as lender’s counsel, in connection with a $28,525,000 acquisition financing to a subsidiary of Champion Real Estate Group (Robert Champion),  for the acquisition of real property in DTLA for the development of a student housing project for students of USC.


Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Abbey Portfolio Refi

We represented the Abbey Companies in a portfolio wide refinancing of 27 properties across all asset classes in the amount of $229,300,000 provided by CITI Real Estate Funding Inc., and Barclays Bank PLC.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate

NSE Mediterranean at Towngate

We represented New Standard Equities in its $26,000,000 acquisition of the Mediterranean at Towngate, a 227-unit apartment community in Moreno Valley, California, and introduced NSE to Brixton Capital who provided joint venture equity to capitalize the transaction.

Corporate, Entertainment & Media, Film Finance, Recent Deals, Debt Financing

CF – 41 Meters Down and Hostiles

Represented Byron Allen’s, Entertainment Studios, in connection with multiple P&A loans for widely released theatrical motion pictures, including 47 Meters Down and Hostiles.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recent Deals

rep Dogan Junkfood

Represented JMJD Ventures LLC in connection with its purchase of the Junkfood Clothing Company business, a vintage-inspired, licensed-graphics tee business, from Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT:DLA) for approximately $28M.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recent Deals

rep Angeleno

We represented Angeleno Investors III, L.P. in its follow on investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Renew Financial Holdings Inc. which specializes in affordable financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Joint Ventures, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

rep RE/FIN – Vista Vasona

Represented an affiliate of Vista Investment Group, LLC in connection with a joint venture with an affiliate of PIMCO Investment Management Co LLC, and we represented the joint venture in the acquisition of the Vasona Technology Park located in Campbell, California for $113,300,000. The acquisition was financed by Wells Fargo Bank.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

rep RE/FIN – Shopoff Westkin

Represented Shopoff Advisors in its acquisition of Westkin Properties, LTD. for $23,000,000, which was financed by Yam Capital.

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    — Yaniv Tepper, Manager of Kinematics, LLC, and Managing Partner and co-Founder, Angeleno Group, LLC

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