Alistair G.Grant

Partner

(T) 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

  • CBRE Global with Azora and Tamerlane to acquire "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day is advising 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.
  • CBRE Global Investors enters joint venture to acquire retail and office property in Copenhagen, DenmarkJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors on the establishment of a programmatic joint venture between the CBRE Europe Value Partners fund series and Portus Retail, and the acquisition of a high-street retail and office property (Vimmelskaftet 39-41) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Henley Investment Management establishes and launches its first fund, Henley Secure Income Property Unit TrustJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with the establishment and launch of its first fund, the Henley Secure Income Property Unit Trust.
  • CB Richard Ellis acquires interest in H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in MadridJones Day advised CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Group Services Inc. in its acquisition of an interest in the H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in Madrid, Spain.
  • CBRE Global Investors acquires prime retail and office asset in MadridJones Day advised CB European Parallel Vehicle 2 BV in relation to (i) the admission to trading of CBRE H2O RIVAS HOLDING N.V. to the Euronext Multilateral trading facility, (ii) the acquisition by CBRE H2O RIVAS HOLDING N.V. of Alpha Tiger Spain 1, S.L.U., Alpha Tiger Spain 2, S.L.U. and Alpha Tiger Spain 3, S.L.U. from of KMS Holding N.V. (being the joint owners of the property known as H2O Shopping Centre located in Rivas Vaciamadrid) by virtue of a public deed granted by a Public Notary of Madrid on August 4, 2017, and (iii) the establishment of joint venture arrangements in relation to KMS Holding N.V.'s stake in CBRE H2O RIVAS HOLDING N.V.
  • CBRE Global Investors acquires prime retail and office asset in MadridJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in a joint venture with IBA Capital Partners on the acquisition of Gran Via 18, a prime freehold asset in Madrid City Centre.
  • CBRE Global Investors acquires Park Plaza Hotel for £160 millionJones Day advised the trustees of CBRE UK Long Income Property Club No 1 Unit Trust in relation to an investor review in connection with the Trust's constitution and acquisition of the Park Plaza Hotel, Waterloo, London for a purchase price of £160 million.
  • CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund acquires portfolio of assets from Prologis UKJones Day advised CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund (a Dutch incorporated fund) in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of 22 UK logistics assets (mix of development and stabilized assets) and circa 20 associated property holding companies and management companies, and the formation of an associated 85/15 joint venture with Prologis UK.
  • Antirion SGR acquires 50 percent interest in Principal PlaceJones Day advised Antirion SGR S.p.A. in its acquisition of a 50 percent interest in Principal Place Commercial Limited, a Luxembourg resident SPV wholly owned by Brookfield Property Partners.
  • CB Richard Ellis acquires interest in Mediacité shopping center in Liege, BelgiumJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited in its joint venture in relation to an investment in the Mediacité shopping center in Liege, Belgium.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners' affiliate invests in Logos China Logistics VentureJones Day represented CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited on its affiliate's investment in Logos China Logistics Venture, L.P. (LCLV), a China-focused joint venture logistics real estate vehicle created by LOGOS Property Group, with joint venture partner Ivanhoe Cambridge China Inc.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires Bristol retail park for £88.8 million ($115.6 million)Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners on the establishment of the joint venture arrangements required to fund the £88.8 million ($115.6 million) acquisition of Willow Brook Centre, Bristol.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners forms joint venture with Sonae Sierra to acquire three shopping centers in Spain and PortugalJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners on its joint venture with Sonae Sierra, shopping center specialist based in Portugal, and its acquisition of a portfolio of three shopping centers in Spain (together with linked hypermarket acquired separately from Tristan Capital Partners) and Portugal from a Sonae Sierra managed fund.
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