Pete Bergan advises clients on all types of complex commercial, industrial, mining, retail, hospitality, and multifamily real estate transactions. He has significant experience handling (i) multisite acquisitions, dispositions, and financings and (ii) the real estate aspects of business acquisitions and bankruptcy/business reorganizations. Additionally, he has experience with commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) financings, loan sales and modifications, workouts and restructurings, deeds-in-lieu, and foreclosures.
His recent transactions include several with SITE Centers (f.k.a. DDR), including the spin-off of a portfolio of 50 shopping centers into a new publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) named Retail Value Inc.; Brookfield's $854.4 million acquisition of a portfolio of office and industrial sites throughout the United States; Blackstone's $1.3 billion sale of office buildings in Boston, Massachusetts; and Digital Bridge's acquisition of Vantage Data Centers. He has represented Blackstone in connection with several hotel transactions, most recently with the sale of a 757-room full service hotel in Philadelphia.
Pete also has represented ConAgra Brands, Equity Office Properties, Invitation Homes, LivCor, MVP REIT, The NRP Group, Peabody Energy, ShopCore Properties, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, and The Timken Company.
Pete is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He also serves as a board member of (i) Rugby Ohio (the governing body for youth and high school rugby in the state of Ohio) and (ii) Recovery Resources (an organization dedicated to providing assistance to those struggling with mental health and addiction issues).
- Loyola University Chicago (J.D. 2009; Editor-in-Chief, Consumer Law Review); The Ohio State University (B.A. 2005)
- Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan
- Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) — Real Estate