BarbaraGregoratos

Partner

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For more than 30 years, Barbara Gregoratos has had a broad transactional real estate practice. She represents domestic and foreign clients (including sovereign wealth funds), financial institutions, property companies, and corporate users in various transactions, including purchases and sales of commercial properties (including REO sales for national banks), fund investment, negotiating joint venture arrangements for development, acquisition, or investment in real estate-related assets, financings, and various types of leasing transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.

Barbara is the chair of the International Investments in Real Estate Committee (a committee of the Special Investors and Investment Structure Group of the ABA's Real Property Section) (2015-2018) and previously was a vice chair of that committee (2012-2015). She coauthored a chapter titled "Considerations in Structuring a Real Estate Fund," published by Aspatore Press (2008) in Inside the Minds: Fund Formation Strategies and authored a "Real Estate Practical Guidance" module and accompanying transactional forms for Lexis Practice Advisor, a Matthew Bender online resource (2012).

Barbara was a speaker at the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting, and at the 2012 and 2015 ABA Real Property Section Spring Symposia, in presentations sponsored by the ABA's Real Property Section Committee on International Transactions. She was a program co-chair for an international leasing presentation at the 2017 RPTE Spring Symposia. She has been listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition and in Northern California Super Lawyers numerous times.

Experience

Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactions
Jones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.

Brightstone Capital Partners sells Lantana Media Campus in Santa Monica, California
Jones Day represented Brightstone Capital Partners LLC in connection with the sale of the North Campus portion of a commercial office complex known as Lantana Media Campus in Santa Monica, California.

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billion
Jones Day is advising NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.

Cubic Corporation enters into synthetic lease to finance construction and development of new corporate headquarters in San Diego, California
Jones 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.

Parallel Capital Partners sells 12 office buildings located in Sorrento Valley area of San Diego to Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners
Jones Day advised Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. in its $112 million sale of 12 office buildings located in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego to Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners.

Transwestern sells 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, California
Jones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the disposition of a 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, California.

Polidev Investments sells 332 Pine Street in San Francisco
Jones Day advised Polidev Investments, Inc. in the sale of 332 Pine Street, a historic office building in the financial district of San Francisco, for $36.48 million.

Dignity Health and Select Medical combine Concentra and U.S. HealthWorks for $753 million
Jones Day advised Dignity Health in its $753 million sale of its U.S. HealthWorks, Inc. subsidiary to Concentra Group Holdings, LLC.

Western Digital acquires Tegile Systems
Jones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its acquisition of Tegile Systems, Inc., a developer of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications.

Western Digital acquires Upthere, Inc.
Jones Day advised Western Digital in its acquisition of Upthere, Inc., a leading developer and producer of cloud storage technology.

Andeavor acquires 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers Energy
Jones Day represented Andeavor Corporation in the acquisition of 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers Energy.

Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell office building campus in San Mateo, California
Jones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding the sale of a three building office campus totaling approximately 267,007 square feet at 1900/1950/2000 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo, California.

Credit Suisse acquires commercial property in Glendale, California
Jones Day advised Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien in its acquisition of a commercial property in Glendale, California.

Brookfield Asset Management acquires portfolio of office and industrial sites for $854.5 million
Jones Day advised Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its $854.5 million acquisition of a portfolio of office and industrial sites.

Sovereign wealth fund investor invests $160 million in $1.1 billion real estate fund formed to make broad array of real estate investments in U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean
Jones Day advised a confidential sovereign wealth fund investor on its $160 million investment in a $1.1 billion real estate fund formed to make a broad array of real estate investments in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Parallel Capital Partners refinances loan secured by 50,000 square foot office complex located in Scottsdale, Arizona
Jones Day represented Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. in connection with the refinance of a loan secured by an approximately 50,000 square foot office complex located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Parallel Capital Partners negotiates buyout of JV partner's interest and refinances office complex located in Irving, Texas
Jones Day advised Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. in negotiating the buyout of its JV partner's interest and the related refinancing of an approximate 850,000 square foot office complex in Irving, Texas.

Brightstone Capital Partners forms joint venture with Artisan Realty Advisors to acquire Lantana Media Campus in Santa Monica, California
Jones Day advised Brightstone Capital Partners, a global real estate investment management platform, in its formation of a joint venture with Artisan Realty Advisors, to acquire the Lantana Media Campus in Santa Monica, California, a four-building office campus totaling 478,713 square feet on approximately 12 acres.

Wells Fargo sells mixed-use project known as 'Sunnyvale Town Center,' located in downtown Sunnyvale, California
Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the sale of a mixed-use project known as 'Sunnyvale Town Center,' a thirty-six acre site located in downtown Sunnyvale, California, which was consummated in two separate closings, for a total sales price of approximately $370 million.

Parallel Capital Partners negotiates buyout of JV partner's interest and finances six-property office portfolio located in San Diego, California
Jones Day advised Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. in negotiating the buyout of its JV partner's interest and the related financing of an approximate 312,000 square foot, six-property office portfolio located in San Diego, California.

Additional Publications

  • 2012Real Estate Practical Guidance
  • 2008Considerations in Structuring a Real Estate Fund

Speaking Engagements

  • April 2015ABA Real Property Section Spring Symposia
  • May 2012RPTE Annual Spring Symposia
  • August 2011ABA Annual Meeting
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