NateJester

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8351

Nate Jester advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, financing, and development.

Nate has experience representing national and regional lenders in connection with various types of real estate secured lending, including multifamily, homebuilder, industrial, health care, office, and retail projects. He also advises real estate developers and real estate investment funds in connection with financing, general real property matters, and acquisitions and dispositions related to industrial, office, and retail projects.

Nate serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit that develops, finances, and advocates for affordable housing in the Atlanta area. He also serves on the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee, a supervisory body focused on the efficient and equitable use of certain city funds in the construction of the Atlanta BeltLine, a large-scale urban redevelopment project.

Nate is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Gate City Bar Association.

Experience

  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • Greystar acquires $2 billion portfolio from The Finger CompaniesJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC in connection with a $2 billion acquisition of a portfolio from The Finger Companies.
  • Wells Fargo provides $375 million term loan secured by student housing projects located throughout U.S.Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in connection with a $375 million acquisition loan secured by 12 student housing projects located throughout the U.S. 
  • Webster Bank provides $91 million construction loan for 31-story multifamily project in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJones Day advised Webster Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $91 million construction loan for a 31-story multifamily project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Wells Fargo provides financing to homebuilder in SoutheastJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $175 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a homebuilder with operations in the Southeast.
  • Stonemont Financial Group affiliate obtains acquisition and construction financing of build-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility in West Point, GeorgiaJones Day represented an affiliate of Stonemont Financial Group in connection with the acquisition and construction financing of a build-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility in West Point, Georgia.
  • Wells Fargo provides $150 million secured credit facility for construction of single family homes by regional homebuilderJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $150 million secured credit facility for the construction of single family homes by a regional homebuilder.
  • Rayonier completes $450 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Rayonier Inc., a publicly traded timberland real estate investment trust, in connection with the registered public offering of $450 million of 2.750% Senior Notes due 2031 by its operating subsidiary, Rayonier, L.P.
  • Leading financial services company provides $150 million senior secured credit facility to leading wholesale insurance brokerage companyJones Day represented a leading financial services company, as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in a $150 million senior secured credit facility in connection with the private equity-backed refinancing and recapitalization of a leading wholesale insurance brokerage company.