Ciera M.Colon

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7218

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

  • Signature Aviation to sell Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day is advising Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • American Industrial Partners to acquire High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day is advising American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Wells Fargo-led syndicate of lenders successfully negotiate secured $1.1 billion restructuring credit facility for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (“PREIT”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls totaling over 23 million square feet of retail space.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Fox ElectronicsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon, LLC of Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions.
  • Nordson to sell screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day is advising Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • Morgan Stanley portfolio company acquires Custom Poly Bag, Inc.Jones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC of Custom Poly Bag, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom flexible packaging for bakery, protein, medical, and specialty consumer markets, based in Alliance, Ohio.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Sumitovant Biopharma acquires remaining stake in Urovant SciencesJones Day is advising Sumitovant Biopharma in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Urovant Sciences Ltd. not already owned by Sumitovant at a price of $16.25 per share in cash.
  • SITE Centers acquires interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLCJones Day advised SITE Centers Corp. in its acquisition of Blackstone's interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLC (Bayside JV), a joint venture that owns and operates retail shopping centers.
  • RotaDyne sold Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business to Ace Midwest, LLCJones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of the operating assets of the Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business, and certain real property located in Chicago, Illinois, to Ace Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Ace Elastomer, Inc.
  • RotaDyne sold roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.Jones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of its roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • HBK Engineering sold to Quanta Services, Inc.Jones Day advised HBK Engineering, LLC in its acquisition by Quanta Services, Inc.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • SDS Rx acquires Medical Delivery ServicesJones Day advised Strategic Delivery Solutions ("SDS Rx"), backed by HCI Equity Partners, in the acquisition of Medical Delivery Services.
  • Park Place acquires Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Jones Day advised Park Place Technologies, LLC in its acquisition of Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc., a provider of mission critical data center infrastructure services and specializing in post warranty hardware maintenance.
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Affiliate of Selman & Company sells former headquarters building at 6110 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, OhioJones Day advised an affiliate of Selman & Company on the sale of a former headquarters building at 6110 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, Ohio to Mayfield Heights Parkland LLC.
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