Mark A.Biggar

Associate

(T) 1.216.586.7023

Mark Biggar's practice focuses on the representation of commercial lenders in complicated real estate finance transactions. He has significant experience representing lenders with respect to construction, permanent, mezzanine, and other secured and unsecured financings and in the participation and syndication of loans, particularly for hotel properties, industrial properties, retail centers, office buildings, and mixed-use centers.

Mark's work also centers around real estate investment trust (REIT) finance; hospitality finance; senior housing; note purchases and sales; and mezzanine, A/B, and other forms of subordinated financing. Additionally, he has significant experience representing commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) lenders in the origination and pooling of securitized loans.

Clients for which Mark regularly works on substantial financing matters include Bank of America, PNC Bank, US Bank, KeyBank, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Experience

  • Wells Fargo provides $29.5 million loan secured by real property in ArizonaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $29.5 million loan secured by real property located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
  • Major financial institution provides $167.2 million loan secured by office complex in CaliforniaJones Day represented a major financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $167.2 million loan secured by an office complex located in Contra Costra County, California.
  • Major financial institution provides $800 million revolving credit facility to COPTJones Day represented a major financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $800 million revolving credit facility provided to Corporate Office Properties Trust, a REIT that owns, manages, leases, develops, and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors.
  • U.S. Bank provides $240 million loan secured by shopping center in TexasJones Day represented U.S. Bank National Association in connection with a $240 million loan secured by an upscale shopping center in Dallas, Texas.
  • DDR spins off $3 billion portfolio into separate publicly-traded REITJones Day advised DDR Corp. in its spin-off of a portfolio of 50 assets, comprised of 38 Continental U.S. assets and the entirety of the Puerto Rico portfolio into a separate publicly-traded REIT named Retail Value Inc. ("RVI").
  • Bank of America refinances $286 million syndicated standing loan secured by retail office building located in Times Square, New YorkJones Day represented Bank of America N.A. in connection with the $286 million refinancing of a syndicated standing loan secured by a 1.1 million square foot retail and office building located in Times Square, New York.
  • Wells Fargo amends $250 million revolving credit facility for privately-owned real estate firmJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment to its existing $250 million revolving credit facility provided to a privately-owned real estate firm.
  • Wells Fargo provides $184.5 million loan secured by industrial parkJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $184.5 million loan secured by an industrial park located in Fremont, California.
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch provide $1.01 billion credit facility to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust IIIJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a $1.01 billion credit facility provided to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III ("KBS REIT III"), a non-traded real estate investment trust.
  • Wells Fargo provides syndicated mortgage and mezzanine financing for office building in Chicago, IllinoisJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $211.4 million syndicated mortgage loan, and a $40.5 million mezzanine loan, in each case for an office building in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Brookfield Asset Management acquires portfolio of office and industrial sites for $854.5 millionJones Day advised Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its $854.5 million acquisition of a portfolio of office and industrial sites.
  • Major financial institution provides $2.5 billion credit facility to real estate investment trustJones Day represented a major financial institution, as administrative agent and joint lead arranger, in connection with a $2.5 billion syndicated senior credit facility provided to a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing, and operating single-family homes as rental properties.
  • PNC Bank provides $53.3 million construction loan secured by multifamily project in Carrollton, TexasJones Day advised The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., as administrative agent, in connection with a $53.3 million construction loan secured by a multifamily project to be built in Carrollton, Texas.
  • Wells Fargo provides $314.4 million term loan facility secured by industrial properties in Texas and GeorgiaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $314.4 million term loan facility secured by industrial properties in Texas and Georgia.
  • Wells Fargo provides $450 million financing for development and construction of tech campus in CaliforniaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the $450 million syndicated secured financing for the development and construction of a portion of a tech campus located in Sunnyvale, California.
  • Wells Fargo provides $356.6 million financing secured by office building in downtown San Francisco areaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $356.6 million construction loan secured by a 43-story office building with ground floor retail and subterranean parking in downtown San Francisco.
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