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Ryan Hill advises on a wide range of complex investment and development commercial real estate transactions involving a variety of property types including student housing, build-to-rent, logistics, hotels, office premises, and shopping centers. He advises on acquisitions and disposals, refinancings, property development, and landlord and tenant work. He also has advised on the acquisition of several distressed debt portfolios secured against real estate in England and Wales.

Ryan has extensive recent experience in the student housing and build-to-rent sectors. He has acted on numerous portfolio acquisitions and financings for iQ Student Accommodation, including the recent acquisition of the Pure Student Living and dealing with the ongoing development of the properties within the group. In addition to his experience in the student accommodation sector, Ryan has acted on a number of acquisitions and developments for Greystar.

Ryan has acted for numerous other clients including Cortland Real Estate Partners, Henderson Park, British Land, Delancey, Goldman Sachs, Hansteen, LaSalle, LondonMetric, and Macquarie.


  • iQ Student Accommodation acquires Pure Student Living from L1 TreasuryJones Day acted for iQ Student Accommodation in relation to its acquisition of the UK focused Pure Student Living student housing property portfolio and business from LetterOne Treasury.
  • Cortland Partners forms JV to develop build-to-rent properties in UKJones Day advised Cortland Partners LLC in its formation of a joint venture with Orion Land & Leisure Limited, Colony Northstar, Inc, and Asia Capital Real Estate focusing on the development and letting of build-to-rent properties and the acquisition of land for such development, primarily located in Greater London and other selected markets in the United Kingdom.
  • Greystar refinances acquisition of portfolio of residential properties in LondonJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with a term loan facility provided by National Bank of Kuwait (International) Plc used to refinance the acquisition of a portfolio of residential properties in London.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to acquire and develop student housing property in LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its formation of a UK joint venture for the purposes of acquiring and developing a student housing property in Savoy Circus, London and advised the joint venture in relation to the purchase and development thereof.
  • Vero Group refinances iQ student housing portfolioJones Day advised the Vero Group, a joint venture between Goldman Sachs and The Wellcome Trust in connection with the £375 million (US$485 million) refinancing of the iQ student housing portfolio.
  • Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust, and Greystar launch £2 billion (US$2.8 billion) student housing companyJones Day advised the REPIA division of Goldman Sachs International in connection with the formation of the £2 billion (US$2.8 billion) student housing business to be known as the Vero Group.
  • Arora Hotels restructures its secured debtsJones Day represented the creditors of Arora Hotels in connection with the restructuring of its secured facilities.
  • Hansteen acquires seven multi-let offices and portfolio of five industrial estatesJones Day advised Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust II in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a portfolio of seven multi-let offices and a portfolio of five industrial estates with a combined purchase price of £36.2 million (US$57.9 million).
  • LondonMetric completes sale of 11 distribution assets to joint venture between Prologis Europe and Norges Bank Investment Management for £247.56 (US$378.96 million)Jones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in connection with its sale of 11 distribution assets to a joint venture between Prologis Europe and Norges Bank Investment Management.
  • Ashtenne sells portfolio consisting of industrial and office propertiesJones Day advised Ashtenne Industrial Fund Limited Partnership, a fund managed by Hansteen Holdings Plc, in connection with the sale of a portfolio of properties consisting of industrial properties and one office park for a total of £62 million to Rockspring Hanover Property Unit Trust.
  • Hansteen acquires 16 industrial estates across England and WalesJones Day represented Hansteen UK Industrial Property Limited Partnership, a fund managed by Hansteen Holdings PLC, on the acquisition of a portfolio of 16 industrial properties across England and Wales known as the 'Spice Portfolio' from Legal and General's Industrial Property Investment Fund and the Falcon Property Trust.
  • DV4 sells Airedale Shopping Centre for £22 million (US$36 million)Jones Day advised DV4 Limited in its £22 million (US$36 million) sale of the Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley.
  • Hansteen sells Horndon Industrial ParkJones Day advised Hansteen Industrial Investments Limited on the sale of Horndon Industrial Park to a UK institution.
  • DV4 sells The Gate, Newcastle, to Crown Estate CommissionersJones Day advised DV4 Limited in its £60 million ($97.4 million) sale of The Gate, Newcastle, to the Crown Estate Commissioners.