Kyle M.Baltes


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Kyle Baltes advises Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate transactions. His practice includes leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing, and management of real estate assets. Kyle's representations span a broad range of industries, including energy, finance, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing. He also assists clients involved in developing public-private partnerships with states and municipalities for the operation of major infrastructure assets.

Kyle has worked with clients such as Bank of America, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, NRG Energy, Transwestern Investment Group, United Parcel Service, USI, and Wells Fargo & Company. He also has advised clients with respect to the real estate and infrastructure components of restructurings, including representation of the City of Detroit in the confirmation of its Plan of Adjustment.

Kyle is also active in the community. He is a member of the Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing Young Professional Board and engages in other real estate-related pro bono matters.


  • Greystar acquires $2 billion portfolio from The Finger CompaniesJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC in connection with a $2 billion acquisition of a portfolio from The Finger Companies.
  • Henley sells two Manhattan apartment buildingsJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in its sale of 409 and 413 East 84th St., two contiguous apartment buildings in the Yorkville neighborhood of the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
  • Henderson Park and South Street Partners acquire Palmetto Bluff Montage Hotel and ResortJones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Partners in its joint venture with South Street Partners and the joint venture's acquisition and financing of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre single family residential and resort community in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, situated between Charleston and Savannah.
  • Playboy acquires sexual wellness chain LoversJones Day advised Playboy Enterprises Inc. in its $25 million acquisition of TLA Acquisition Corp., the parent company of the Lovers family of stores, a leading omni-channel online and brick-and-mortar sexual wellness chain, with 41 stores in five states.
  • Transwestern forms joint venture to develop Stanmore Warner Ranch in Round Rock, TexasJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group on the formation of a joint venture to develop Stanmore Warner Ranch, a 336-unit multifamily project in Round Rock, Texas.
  • Affiliate of Transwestern Investment Group forms joint venture to develop industrial and warehouse buildingsJones Day advised an affiliate of Transwestern Investment Group in its joint venture to purchase certain real property in California and develop industrial and warehouse buildings.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Five9 acquires Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSIJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSI, an innovative provider of cloud-based Workforce Optimization (WFO), also known as Workforce Engagement Management (WEM), solutions.
  • Western Digital sells ActiveScale™ business to QuantumJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation's subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the sale of its ActiveScale™ business to Quantum Corporation.
  • Western Digital acquires Kazan NetworksJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) in its acquisition of Kazan Networks Corp., a provider of industry leading NVMe™-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) ASIC and adapter products for next-generation data center architectures.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Henderson Park forms Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I")Jones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Management in the formation of Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I"), a $2.2 billion pan-European opportunistic and value added real estate investment fund, and in the Fund's related subscription-based credit facility.
  • Transwestern sells 3.5 million square foot industrial real estate portfolioJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the disposition of a 3.5 million square foot industrial real estate portfolio.
  • Lamb-Weston/RDO Frozen obtains $70 million credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb-Weston/RDO Frozen, a joint venture of RDO Frozen Co. and Lamb-Weston/Midwest, Inc., in connection with a $70 million credit facility with Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, as administrative agent and lender, and Bank of America, N.A., as lender.
  • Huntington Ingalls sells Avondale Shipyard in Jefferson Parish, LouisianaJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. in the sale and seller financing of the Avondale Shipyard, a 254-acre shipyard located on the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
  • Transwestern sells 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, CaliforniaJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the disposition of a 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, California.
  • Affiliate of Blackstone Group acquires dual-brand, 254-room Marriott hotel complex in Orlando, FloridaJones Day advised an affiliate of The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of a dual-brand, 254-room Marriott hotel complex in Orlando, Florida.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires CHS InsuranceJones Day advised USI Insurance Services LLC ("USI"), a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of CHS Insurance Services ("CHS Insurance").
  • LSC Communications acquires TriLiteralJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in the acquisition of TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
  • Shenzhen Energy Group acquires PV solar generation facilities from Recurrent Energy for $232 millionJones Day advised Shenzhen Energy Group Co., Ltd. on its $232 million acquisition of a portfolio of PV solar generation facilities in California from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar.