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In today’s world of complex real estate transactions, joint ventures are a common vehicle for blending development expertise and local knowledge with capital sources. These capital sources include institutional private equity funds, public funds, family offices, high-net worth individuals and tax-exempt investors, including retirement funds and sovereign funds. The lawyers at Sklar Kirsh have extensive experience in the formation of joint ventures, representing both sponsors/operators and capital sources in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of all types of real estate products, including multi-family, office, hospitality, medical, retail, mixed use, special venues and land development. Additionally, our extensive experience covers the formation of joint ventures as separate legal entities as well as the programmatic joint ventures and strategic alliances operated through complex contractual arrangements with multi-party strategic investments.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Tides Equities, LLC in connection with the $54,250,000 joint venture acquisition of the Crosswinds Apartments, a 374-unit apartment complex in Chandler, Arizona. Equity was provided by Mountain Pacific Opportunity Partners. Financing in the amount of $46,480,000 was provided MF-1 Capital LLC.
  • Represented Tides Equities, LLC in connection with the $47,750,000 joint venture acquisition of the Residence at Arlington project, a 436-unit apartment community located in Arlington, Texas.
  • Represented Shopoff Realty Investments in connection with its joint venture acquisition of a 165,000 square foot office park located in Goleta, California for $61,000,000. Concurrently with the acquisition, and as part of this same transaction, Shopoff immediately sold the ground lease interest in the Property for $22,000,000, while retaining a leasehold interest in the Property.
  • Represented a joint venture between Sabal Investment Holdings and MLN Partners in connection with its $23,000,000 preferred equity investment with respect to Pendry San Diego, a 317-room luxury boutique hotel, and related agreements with the mortgage loan lender, hotel operator, hospitality manager, ground lessor and other parties.
  • Represented Tides Equities, LLC in connection with the $19,750,000 joint venture acquisition of the Royal Village Apartments, located in Glendale, Arizona.
  • Represented the joint venture of RMA and Harbor Associates in the sale of an office building in San Diego, California for $7,000,000.
  • Represented Riverview Drive LLC, a newly formed joint venture between longtime client, Abady Holdings Corporation, and Commerce Home Mortgage, LLC, in the $6,600,000 acquisition of an office property in Anaheim, California.
  • Represented Shopoff Realty as the tenant in a 99-year ground lease, joint venturing with Contour, for 7+ acres along the 5 Freeway, valued at $100,000,000.  The landlord is a joint venture comprised of Interstate 5 Firestone, LLC and Freeway Firestone, LLC.
  • Represented Tides Equities, LLC in connection with the $71,500,000 sale of the Tides at South Tempe Apartments, a 442-unit apartment complex in Tempe, Arizona.  The project was acquired by Tides in August of 2018 through a joint venture for $55,500,000.
  • Represented 235 Camelback LLC, an affiliate of Vista Investment Group, in their acquisition of a large multi-family project known as the Northridge Apartments located in Pleasant Hill, California for a total purchase price $91,000,000.  In order to acquire the property we assisted our client in forming a joint venture with Tokyu Land US Corporation and obtaining a loan in the amount of $62,817,600.00.
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  • "I have had the pleasure of working with and relying on the lawyers from Sklar Kirsh for many transactions. Sklar Kirsh has an aptitude for understanding the big picture of their clients' objectives, which helps them bring additional value in assisting their clients to make better business decisions. Their attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and integrity make them a pleasure to work with."
    — Noah Hochman, Senior Managing Director, TruAmerica Multifamily

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