Ciera M.Colon

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8655

Ciera Colon represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial real estate transactions. Her practice includes sale-leaseback transactions and single and multisite acquisitions and dispositions of industrial, office, and retail projects on behalf of sellers and purchasers; financing and refinancing of real estate assets on behalf of lenders and borrowers; and commercial leasing and subleasing of industrial and office space located throughout the United States on behalf of landlords and tenants. In addition, she has experience representing investors, lenders, and community development entities in transactions involving new markets and historic tax credits.

Ciera has performed due diligence reviews of title, zoning reports, property condition reports, surveys, and appraisals for investors, lenders, community development entities, and purchasers of commercial real estate. She also advises corporate clients with the real estate aspects of merger and acquisition transactions and corporate real estate service matters.

Recent transactions include the disposition of a retail shopping center, the acquisition of a 330,000-square-foot facility that will be transformed into new corporate headquarters, and the sale-leaseback of two multipurpose facilities.

Ciera is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of Cleveland. She also volunteers as a coach for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Team. Ciera is author of "Rules are Meant to be Broken: Why the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Should Allow Pediatric Transplantation of Adult Lungs," published in the Journal of Law and Health (Fall 2014).

Experience

  • NerdWallet to acquire On The Barrelhead for $120 millionJones Day is advising NerdWallet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRDS), a platform that provides financial guidance to consumers and small- and mid-sized businesses, in its acquisition of On the Barrelhead, Inc. for total consideration of approximately $120 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, consisting of approximately $70 million in cash and $50 million in NerdWallet Class A common stock.
  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day is advising General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills will also acquire two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Integrated Power Services to acquire Tampa Armature Works, Inc.Jones Day is advising Integrated Power Services, the North American leader in service, repair and engineering for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets, in its acquisition of Tampa Armature Works, Inc., one of the industry's leading independent power services companies.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • Sonepar to sell Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day is representing the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • Riverside acquires PaleoWestJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of PaleoWest, a professional consultancy that assists clients with their need to address federal, state, and local level environmental regulations, typically in support of a wide variety of land development projects such as the permitting of solar and wind generation facilities, housing developments, roads and bridges, and other major infrastructure development projects.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day is advising Ascension with respect to its strategic alliance with Labcorp whereby Labcorp will manage Ascension’s hospital-based laboratories in 10 states and purchase the assets of the health system’s outreach laboratory business.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires manufacturing facility in Mexico, MissouriJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products of a manufacturing facility located in Mexico, Missouri.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires National Switchgear & National Field ServicesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in the acquisition of National Switchgear and National Field Services.
  • Riverside acquires PFB Corporation for CA$178 millionJones Day advised The Riverside Company on its take-private acquisition of PFB Corporation (TSX: PFB), a North American vertically-integrated manufacturer of proprietary insulating building products based on expanded polystyrene technology, for a cash payment of CA$24.10 per share (CA$178 million on a fully diluted basis), as well as the transaction's financing.
  • Privately-held real estate investment and management company sells 256-unit apartment complex in Las Vegas, NevadaJones Day advised a privately-held real estate investment and management company in the sale of St. Croix Apartments, a 256-unit apartment complex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 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.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company acquires Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc.Jones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Seal For Life Industries of Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc., both privately owned specialty industrial coatings companies.
  • Wells Fargo provides $375 million term loan secured by student housing projects located throughout U.S.Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in connection with a $375 million acquisition loan secured by 12 student housing projects located throughout the U.S. 
  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires Kino Flo, Inc.Jones Day advised the Cortec Group and Chauvet & Sons, LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Chauvet & Sons, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of entertainment lighting products, of Kino Flo, Inc., a multi-award-winning manufacturer of lighting systems engineered for cinema and television production.