Susan C.Cox

Partner

(T) 1.214.969.4586

Susan Cox, a real estate lawyer for more than 20 years, counsels private equity, developer real estate, and corporate clients in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of real estate assets.

Representative transactions include: representation of Norfolk Southern Corporation in the construction financing of its corporate headquarters through a synthetic lease transaction; the due diligence, acquisition, and financing of Greystar Growth and Income Fund's $4.4 billion acquisition of Monogram Real Estate Investment Trust; financing of the Comerica Building in Dallas, Texas (the second largest office tower in Dallas); the acquisition and financing of hotel portfolios valued between $60 million and $350 million; acquisitions and dispositions of more than $2 billion in multifamily assets during the last year; Blackstone's $650 million refinancing of the Kensington Portfolio; and Morgan Stanley's financing of the $6.5 billion buyout of Crescent Real Estate Equities Company and the $525 million acquisition and financing of 11,000 homesites from Lennar Corp.

Susan is a member of the State Bars of Texas and Georgia, TREC (past secretary), and CREW Dallas. She serves on the host committee for the Camp Sweeney 5K and the Camp Sweeney Board. She is the past board president of Healing Hands Ministries and is a graduate of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Dallas" program. She has served as a panelist and speaker for Texas Bar programs and is an adjunct professor for the SMU School of Law, teaching the advanced commercial real estate seminar.

Experience

  • Mill Creek acquires apartment portfolio in Everett, WashingtonJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in its acquisition and financing of a commuter-friendly apartment portfolio in Everett, Washington, located 20 miles north of Seattle's Central Business District.
  • Whitman/Peterson Partners forms joint venture for acquisition of DoubleTree Hotel & Suites by Hilton in King of Prussia, PennsylvaniaJones Day represented Whitman/Peterson Partners in its joint venture for the acquisition of the DoubleTree Hotel & Suites by Hilton located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
  • Mill Creek sells 484-unit multifamily apartment complex in Laurel, MarylandJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in the sale of a 484-unit multifamily apartment complex in Laurel, Maryland.
  • Mill Creek acquires The Harlowe Apartments in Arlington, VirginiaJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with the acquisition and loan to finance the acquisition of The Harlowe Apartments, a 277-unit multifamily apartment building in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Lennox International enters into synthetic lease in connection with financing of corporate headquarters in Richardson, TexasJones Day represented Lennox International Inc. in connection with the synthetic lease of its corporate headquarters in Richardson, Texas.
  • Norfolk Southern Railway enters synthetic lease to finance construction and development of new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GeorgiaJones Day represented Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and Central of Georgia Railroad Company in connection with a synthetic lease to finance the construction and development of Norfolk Southern Corporation's new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Cubic Corporation enters into synthetic lease to finance construction and development of new corporate headquarters in San Diego, CaliforniaJones Day represented Cubic Corporation in connection with a synthetic lease to finance the construction and development of Cubic's new corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.
  • Mill Creek sells 280-unit multifamily apartment complex in Hopkinton, MassachusettsJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in the sale of a 280-unit multifamily apartment complex in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
  • Greystar obtains financing for recent acquisition of mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Phoenix, ArizonaJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the financing of its recent acquisition of Crescent Highlands, a mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Greystar refinances multifamily apartment complex in Delray Beach, FloridaJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the refinancing of a multifamily apartment building in Delray Beach, Florida.
  • Greystar acquires multifamily apartment building in Phoenix, AZJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners in connection with the acquisition of Crescent Highlands, a multifamily apartment building in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Greystar refinances multifamily apartment complex in Cambridge, MassachusettsJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the refinancing of a multifamily apartment building with more than 310,000 square feet of residential space in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Greystar finances mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, OregonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the financing of the acquisition of a mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, Oregon.
  • Greystar refinances two multifamily apartment buildings in Houston, TexasJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the refinancing of two multifamily apartment buildings with more than 635,000 square feet of residential space located in Houston, Texas.
  • Greystar acquires multifamily apartment building in Revere, MAJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition and loan to acquire Ocean 650, a multifamily apartment building in Revere, MA.
  • Mill Creek acquires 129-unit premier town home community in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in a joint venture to purchase a 129-unit premier town home community (with more than 180,000 square feet of residential space) located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and related financing.
  • Mill Creek sells 135-unit multifamily project in Seattle, WashingtonJones Day advised Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with the sale of a 135-unit multifamily project (with 6,100 square feet of retail space) located in Seattle, Washington.
  • TriGate Capital refinances 60-story skyscraper in Dallas, TexasJones Day advised TriGate Capital, LLC in connection with the refinancing of a mortgage and mezzanine loan from Annaly CRE LLC for the operation of a 60-story skyscraper with more than 1.5 million square feet of office space located in Dallas, Texas.
  • Greystar acquires mixed-use residential apartment, office, and retail building in Portland, OregonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of a mixed-use residential apartment, office, and retail building in Portland, Oregon.
  • Mill Creek sells interest in Modera Uptown in Dallas, TexasJones Day represented Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC in connection with a sale of its interest to a co-investor in a joint venture in the Modera Uptown multifamily complex in Dallas, Texas.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 2012
      Houston Real Estate Bar Luncheon
    • October 20, 2011
      Jones Day Dallas CLE University
    • July 2011
      Texas Bar Advanced Real Estate Law Course
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