Benjamin D.Ganellen (Ben)

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4281

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

  • Havertys completes sale-leaseback of three properties in Texas, Florida, and VirginiaJones Day advised Havertys in its sale-leaseback of three properties in Texas, Florida, and Virginia for a total of $70 million.
  • Financial institution provides $270 million syndicated loan secured by 46-story office building in Chicago, IllinoisJones Day represented a financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $270 million syndicated loan secured by a 46-story office building located in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wells Fargo provides $230 million financing secured by office building in Chicago, IllinoisJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a syndicated refinancing transaction with an amended loan value of up to $230 million, secured by an office building located in Chicago, Illinois, to be known as 333 N. Green Street.
  • Wells Fargo provides $47.5 million loan to hotel in BostonJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $47.5 million loan to a hotel located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Wells Fargo provides $64 million loan to refinance portfolio of hotels located in Austin and AtlantaJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $64 million loan to refinance a portfolio of hotels located in Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Wells Fargo provides $152 million loan to refinance portfolio of hotels in Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, and TennesseeJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $152 million loan to refinance a portfolio of hotels located in Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, and Tennessee.
  • National bank provides financing for industrial portfolio located in eight statesJones Day represented a national bank as administrative agent and lead lender in connection with a $391.5 million syndicated loan secured by an industrial portfolio located in eight states.
  • Wells Fargo provides $78.7 million construction loan for hotel to be constructed in New YorkJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $78.7 million construction loan for a hotel to be constructed in New York, New York.
  • Wells Fargo provides $21.5 million loan for acquisition and renovations to hotel in New OrleansJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $21.5 million loan for the acquisition of and renovations to a hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones 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 ColoradoJones 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, ColoradoJones 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 billionJones 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 HoldingsJones 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 CaliforniaJones 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, FloridaJones 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, TennesseeJones 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, LouisianaJones 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, FloridaJones 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 hotelsJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in the sale of a national portfolio of Marriott-branded hotels located across eight states to a single buyer.
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