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Press, Real Estate

Peter Fischer Moderating Panel at IMN Conference

Sklar Kirsh is sponsoring IMN’s 2nd Annual Middle-Market Multifamily Forum (West) where Peter Fischer, partner, will be moderating the panel entitled, “Working with Institutional Capital-The Large Multifamily Owner Session.”

Peter’s panel is at 9:30am on Monday, April 30th and will feature both sponsors and capital providers as speakers.  The conference will take place April 30th-May 1st at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel located at 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401.

Press, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Sklar Kirsh Represents Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in Acquisition of The Weather Channel

Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 41 shows on the air, and owner of eight 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 160 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, proudly announces its acquisition of the WEATHER GROUP, parent company of THE WEATHER CHANNEL television network and LOCAL NOW streaming service.  Byron Allen purchased the WEATHER GROUP through his company, Allen Media LLC, from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and Comcast/NBCUniversal.

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.

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Recent Deals

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Recent Deals

Art Brand – Wild Wings

We represented Art Brand Studios, LLC in its acquisition of Wild Wings, LLC, which publishes, manufactures, and distributes wildlife, sporting, and nostalgic/Americana art prints and art-related products.

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

Marvista credit facility

Represented Mar Vista Entertainment in amending and extending its senior secured revolving credit facility.

Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

BCE- Silverdale

Represented Benedict Canyon Equities, Inc. in connection with its refinancing of a 240-unit apartment complex located in Silverdale, Washington, in the amount of $38,790,000.00 provided by CBRE Capital Markets, Inc., who was represented by Moss & Barnett.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate

11434 Pico Blvd Apts Investors – Acquisition

Represented 11434 Pico Boulevard Apartments Investors, LLC in connection with its acquisition of property on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles that is intended to be redeveloped with multi-family housing. The acquisition also included the negotiation of a buy-out of the existing lease with the night club tenant. The buyer is a joint venture between an affiliate of our client, ADC Real Estate Group, Ltd., and an affiliate of Strand Advisors, represented by SSL Law Firm LLP. The joint venture obtained a one-year (with two, six-month extensions) $7,100,000 acquisition loan from Comerica Bank, who was represented by Sheppard Mullin.

Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

LinRose Properties (blvd affil)- refi

Represented LinRose Properties LLC (an affiliate of BLVD Partners) in connection with the refinancing of its almost 26,000 square foot retail and office building in the Venice-area of Los Angeles.  Our client obtained a $16,000,000 loan with an initial term of three years plus two, one-year extensions, from PGIM Real Estate Finance, LLC (an affiliate of Prudential Insurance).  The lender was represented by the New York offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Mosaic – River Rock

Represented Mosaic Real Estate Investors and Watt Funding as co-lenders in connection with a $19,500,000 single asset real estate loan to River Rock Investments, LLC. The loan is secured by a first priority deed of trust on approximately 107.85 acres of real property located in Sacramento, California.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entertainment & Media, Recent Deals, Entertainment M&A

CF – Hurricane

Represented Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in its purchase of the Weather Group, LLC, parent company of The Weather Channel  television network and Local Now streaming service.

Acquisitions & Dispositions, Recent Deals, Real Estate, Financings

Calmwater acquisition – DTLA student housing USC project

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.

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    — Eddie Ring, New Standard Equities, Inc.

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