Ankush R.Israni


Los Angeles +

Ankush Israni represents clients in large multimillion dollar real estate transactions, including all aspects of financing, acquisitions, dispositions, development, and leasing of commercial real estate located throughout the United States. His practice includes representing lenders, institutional investors, funds, developers, and owner-operators with single-asset and portfolio transactions involving industrial, multifamily, office, retail, and hotel projects.

Ankush has significant real estate finance experience representing national banks, institutional fund lenders, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan originators, and other financial institutions in connection with acquisition, construction, and permanent loans as well as preferred equity and mezzanine loans. He also has experience in loan modifications and workouts.

Prior to joining Jones Day Ankush represented: a pension fund seller in its sale of two trophy office towers encompassing 724,000 square feet located in San Diego, California (the transaction was one of the largest office transactions in San Diego of 2019); an institutional investor in its $1.2 billion refinance of the Century Plaza Towers located in Los Angeles, California; clients in various apartment acquisitions and related debt financings and joint ventures, from stand-alone projects to several portfolios; a joint venture partnership in its development and financing of a $500 million mixed-use development and related construction loan for a project located in Germantown, Tennessee; and a privately held commercial real estate company in the joint venture purchase, and related debt financing, of a 24-property industrial, office, and retail portfolio located in 12 states.


  • Priority Holdings obtains $905 million credit facilitiesJones Day represented Priority Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of leading payments technology company Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH), and certain of its affiliates in connection with obtaining new senior secured credit facilities consisting of initial term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $835 million and revolving commitments of $70 million.
  • DataBank obtains $725 million senior secured revolving credit facility to finance development of data centersJones Day represented DataBank Holdings, Ltd. in connection with a $725 million senior secured revolving credit facility to finance existing and future data center construction projects.
  • Digital Bridge Holdings provides $345 million senior secured construction loan to build data center facility in Atlanta, GeorgiaJones Day represented Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of colocation, interconnection and data services, in connection with a $345 million senior secured construction loan to build a data center facility in Atlanta, Georgia.