RyanHill

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5131

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, and office premises. He advises on acquisitions and disposals, refinancings, property development, and landlord and tenant work.

He has substantial experience in dealing with forward funding agreements and development financing structures as well as property and development management agreements used as part of joint venture arrangements.

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 many other clients including Cortland Real Estate Partners, Oxford Properties, CIT Partners, iQ Student Accommodation, Henley Investment Management, Goldman Sachs, MARK, CBRE, Pictet Advisers, and Delancey.

Experience

  • 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.
  • M. Safra & Co. sells 30 Fenchurch Street (formerly known as One Plantation Place) to Brookfield Asset ManagementJones Day represented M. Safra & Co. in the family office's disposal of 30 Fenchurch Street (formerly known as One Plantation Place), one of the largest office developments in the City of London, to funds managed by Brookfield Asset Management.
  • Cortland Partners develops second build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Cortland Partners LLC in its second build-to-rent scheme in the UK located in Birmingham.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Cortland Partners forms joint venture for £150 million build-to-rent developmentJones Day represented Cortland Partners in connection with the £150 million development of its first build-to-rent scheme in the UK and the establishment of a joint venture with Harrison Street as well as the providing advice in connection with the related financing.
  • Cain International provides £40.3 million loan to Vita Group for development of 401-bed student accommodation scheme in Cardiff, WalesJones Day advised Cain International in connection with a £40.3 million loan provided to the Vita Group to finance the development of a 401-bed student accommodation scheme located in Cardiff, Wales.
  • CIT Group Partners forms joint venture with Bain Capital Credit for proposed acquisition and development of Grosvenor Gardens House in west LondonJones Day advised CIT Group Partners LLP ("CIT") in connection with the formation of a joint venture and development management arrangements between CIT and Bain Capital Credit relating to the proposed acquisition and development of Grosvenor Gardens House in west London.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisers acquires three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers SA in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • Cortland Partners buys build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Cortland Partners LLC in connection with the negotiation of a forward purchase of a build-to-rent development in Manchester, UK
  • Entity advised by Henley Investment acquires Bedfont Lakes, New Square office parkJones Day represented an entity advised by Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with its acquisition of the Bedfont Lakes, New Square office park near Heathrow airport and the establishment of a joint venture with Sixth Street.
  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of international separate account client, acquires Premier Place, Devonshire Square, LondonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of an international separate account client, in the acquisition of Premier Place, Devonshire Square, London.
  • Meyer Bergman partners with CC Land on WhiteleysJones Day advised Meyer Bergman in its £400 million investment along with CC Land in the redevelopment of the Whiteleys shopping center in Queensway, W2.