Benjamin D.Ganellen (Ben)

Associate

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Ben Ganellen represents clients in a variety of complex commercial real estate matters. His practice includes real estate finance, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and management of real estate assets, including hotels, shopping centers, apartments, and office buildings throughout the United States and abroad. He also represents clients in the real estate aspects of M&A transactions.

Ben also actively participates in the Firm's pro bono activities, including representing tenants facing eviction, first-time homebuyers in connection with the Chicago Housing Authority's Choose to Own Program, and individuals seeking asylum before an immigration court.

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.

Wells Fargo provides financing to portfolio of office buildings located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $134 million loan to refinance a portfolio of office buildings located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado.

Wells Fargo provides financing for boutique hotel in Denver, Colorado
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $51.66 million construction loan for a boutique hotel to be built in Denver, Colorado.

NRG Energy sells south central power generating business to Cleco Corporate Holdings for $1.0 billion
Jones Day represented NRG Energy, Inc. in the sale to Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (Cleco) of NRG’s South Central business for a total purchase price and cash proceeds of $1.0 billion, subject to certain adjustments.

Trico Group acquires Performance Pumps business of UCI International Holdings
Jones Day advised Trico Group Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the Performance Pumps business of UCI International Holdings.

Wells Fargo provides financing secured by portfolio of office buildings in Texas, as well as intercreditor agreement to finance acquisition of office building in California
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo, National Association in connection with the purchase of an approximately $121 million loan secured by a portfolio of office buildings in Texas, as well as its related negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with the mezzanine lender, and a subsequent loan increase to finance the acquisition of an office building in California.

Wells Fargo provides $51.5 million construction loan for Curio Las Olas hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $51.5 million construction loan for the Curio Las Olas hotel to be constructed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Wells Fargo provides construction financing for hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $29.1 million construction loan for a hotel to be constructed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Huntington Ingalls sells Avondale Shipyard in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Jones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. in the sale and seller financing of the Avondale Shipyard, a 254-acre shipyard located on the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Wells Fargo provides $36.4 million financing to resort hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $36.4 million loan for the acquisition of and renovations to a resort hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Blackstone Group sells national portfolio of Marriott-branded hotels
Jones Day advised The Blackstone Group in the sale of a national portfolio of Marriott-branded hotels located across eight states to a single buyer.

Wells Fargo provides $210 million financing secured by portfolio of office buildings located in California, Colorado, and Texas
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo, National Association in connection with a $210 million syndicated credit facility, consisting of a revolving credit facility, a swingline subfacility, and a letter of credit subfacility, secured by a portfolio of office buildings located in California, Colorado, and Texas.

Wells Fargo provides financing for 333 N. Green Street, Chicago
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo, National Association in connection with a $181.6 million syndicated construction loan for the office building to be known as 333 N. Green Street, Chicago.

HD Supply defeats petition for leave to appeal lawsuit related to sale of its Power Solutions business unit
Jones Day successfully defended HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in a putative class action brought in Illinois concerning the interpretation and administration of HD Supply's Omnibus Incentive Plan following the sale of HD Supply's Power Solutions business unit.

Wells Fargo provides $110 million syndicated construction loan for hotel in Kansas City, Missouri
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $110 million syndicated construction loan for a convention center hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

Wells Fargo provides $91 million construction loan for shopping center in Orlando, Florida
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $91 million construction loan for a shopping center in Orlando, Florida.

Wells Fargo purchases financing of office building in Washington, D.C.
Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as senior lender in connection with its purchase of a loan made to finance the acquisition of a 407,113 square foot office building in Washington, D.C., as well as its related negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with the mezzanine lender.

Wells Fargo provides $408 million syndicated construction loan to resort hotel in Orlando, Florida
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $408 million syndicated construction loan for a resort hotel to be constructed in Orlando, Florida.

Greystar Growth and Income Fund forms open ended core plus fund and acquires Monogram for approximately $4.4 billion
Jones Day advised Greystar Growth and Income Fund, LP in a number of related transactions culminating in the acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. (a publicly traded REIT based in Plano, Texas), an owner, operator, and developer of luxury apartment communities with a significant presence in select coastal markets, in a transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion, including the debt assumed or refinanced in connection with the transaction.

Nationwide provides financing to Hyatt Place - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland
Jones Day advised Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in connection with a loan for the hotel known as Hyatt Place - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

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