Alistair G.Grant

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5305

With more than 17 years of experience in real estate/real estate private equity law, Alistair Grant is a recognized leader in relation to investment funds. His main areas of focus include UK and European real estate transactions, real estate finance, and the establishment and management of, and investment in, UK, overseas, and cross-border real estate funds, joint ventures, and other investment vehicles.

Before moving into the real estate private equity arena, Alistair originally qualified as a real estate lawyer. This gives him a distinctive edge in being able to help clients navigate through the different requirements and issues of real estate and real estate-related corporate transactions in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Alistair has worked on a number of high-value, high-profile, and complex UK and cross-border real estate funds, joint ventures, acquisitions, and disposals for clients such as Antirion, CBRE Global Investors/Global Investment Partners, Henley Investment Management Limited, LaSalle Investment Management, Meyer Bergman, OCBC, and Townsend Group, amongst others. Over the last few years, he has worked on real estate transactions in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain involving corporate structures in multiple jurisdictions.

Alistair is regularly recommended as leader in the field of real estate investment funds by Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000.

He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Experience

  • ARA Asset Management Limited acquires InfraRed Capital Partners' European Real Estate Investment Management businessJones Day advised ARA Asset Management Limited in the acquisition of InfraRed European Real Estate Investment Management, a specialist discretionary fund manager in the real estate sector, from InfraRed Capital Partners.
  • Greystar announces €725 million close for flagship pan-European closed-end value-add residential strategyJones Day advised Greystar Europe Investment Management B.V., a subsidiary of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, on the closing of €725 million in equity commitments into its flagship pan-European value-add discretionary vehicle.
  • CBRE Global Investors disposes of Spanish logistics portfolio to BankinterJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of its value-add fund European Value Partners (EVP 2), and its joint venture partner Valfondo (a developer and manager of Montepino logistics assets in Spain) on the sale to Bankinter of a portfolio of 22 Spanish logistics assets, totaling 865,000 sqm, together with a development pipeline of a further 13 logistics assets.
  • Entity advised by Henley Investment acquires Bedfont Lakes, New Square office parkJones Day represented an entity advised by Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with its acquisition of the Bedfont Lakes, New Square office park near Heathrow airport and the establishment of a joint venture with Sixth Street.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisors forms joint venture with Immobel for redevelopment of office property in ParisJones Day advised Pictet Alternative Advisors SA in its joint venture with Immobel for the redevelopment of an approximately 4500 sqm office property in Paris.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisers to acquire three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers SA in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • Henley Investments acquires Regent Retail Park in Salford, EnglandJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in its £16 million acquisition of Regent Retail Park, a 116,000 sq. ft. retail park in Salford, England.
  • Cortland Partners forms joint venture for £150 million build-to-rent developmentJones Day represented Cortland Partners in connection with the £150 million development of its first build-to-rent scheme in the UK and the establishment of a joint venture with Harrison Street as well as the providing advice in connection with the related financing.
  • CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of international separate account client, acquires Premier Place, Devonshire Square, LondonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of an international separate account client, in the acquisition of Premier Place, Devonshire Square, London.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • Barings sells portfolio of light industrial assets on behalf of institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 millionJones Day represented Baring International Investment Limited in connection with the sale of 10 UK urban industrial estates totaling 1.6 million square feet on behalf of an institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 million.
  • CBRE acquires Laxfield CapitalJones Day represented CBRE Global Investors in connection with its acquisition of Laxfield Capital, a real estate debt investment business with £818 million of assets under management in the United Kingdom.
  • CBRE Global with Azora and Tamerlane acquires "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its acquisition with Azora and Tamerlane to acquire and develop the best two plots in the Green Corridor of Madrid Rio, owned by the Football Club Atletico de Madrid and located in the former Vicente Calderon Football Stadium premises.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners invests in Hines Pan-European Core FundJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited in connection with the investment by certain of its clients in Hines Pan-European Core Fund, an open-ended non-listed pan-European diversified core fund.
  • CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) and Virtuo to build €1bn French logistics portfolioJones Day represented CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) in the establishment of its joint venture with Virtuo Industrial Property to purchase, build and rent a circa €1bn portfolio of prime logistics assets in France and the joint venture's acquisition of a seed portfolio consisting of five sites totaling circa 163,000 sqm of buildable area in the Marseille, Lyon and Lille areas.
  • LaSalle acquires $7 billion Real Estate Multi-Manager business and management of €1.7 billion pan-European fund from Aviva InvestorsJones Day advised Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated’s subsidiary LaSalle Investment Management on its agreement to acquire the entire Real Estate Multi-Manager (“REMM”) business of Aviva Investors and full ownership of the management of the Encore+ fund (“Encore+”).
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.
  • CBRE Global Investors forms joint venture to acquire prime logistics assets in Belgium and DenmarkJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in its joint venture to acquire prime logistics assets in Belgium and Denmark from MG Real Estate.
  • CBRE Global Investors sells portfolio of twelve dry and cold storage logistics facilities in FranceJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in connection with the sale of a portfolio of twelve dry and cold storage logistics properties located throughout France.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners forms Curlew Student Trust Fund IIJones Day represented CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with the formation of Curlew Student Trust Fund II, a UK student accommodation programmatic venture domiciled in Guernsey.