James I.Kinnebrew

Of Counsel

(T) 1.312.269.4072

James Kinnebrew has more than 15 years of combined experience as both a lawyer and a CPA advising on the federal income tax aspects of complex commercial transactions. His practice has a particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions, strategic joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets transactions, restructurings, financings, and workouts. He also advises on domestic and international real estate private equity fund formations and operations, the formation of public and private REITs, and debt and equity offerings by public REITs.

James works regularly with clients such as DDR, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LaSalle Investment Management, StepStone Real Estate Group, the Townsend Group, and the Westbrook Real Estate Funds. In addition, he has represented sponsors of real estate investment funds throughout the fundraising process, including DivcoWest, Henderson Park Capital Managers, Kildare Partners, LoanCore Capital, Thackeray Partners, and TriGate Capital. James also regularly counsels sovereign investors with respect to their investments in the United States.

Prior to joining Jones Day, James was a tax associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large New York-based law firm, where he primarily focused on the taxation of partnerships, REITs, and other pass-through entities. He also represented institutional investors, including pension funds and other tax-exempt entities, in their domestic and international investment activities.

Prior to entering the legal profession, James practiced as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on tax matters across a variety of industries.


  • Hillrom to sell surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day is advising Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Whitman/Peterson forms Core Plus FundJones Day advised Whitman/Peterson LLC in connection with the formation of its Core Plus Fund, which raised $115 million.
  • 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.
  • Henderson Park forms Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I")Jones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Management in the formation of Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I"), a $2.2 billion pan-European opportunistic and value added real estate investment fund, and in the Fund's related subscription-based credit facility.
  • Transwestern forms second real estate private equity fund, TSP Value and Income Fund IIJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the formation of its second real estate private equity fund, TSP Value and Income Fund II, L.P., which raised $200 million.
  • SITE Centers Corp. refinances $900 million mortgage loanJones Day advised SITE Centers Corp. in connection with the refinancing of a $900 million mortgage loan provided by Column Financial, Inc.; JP Morgan; and Morgan Stanley which was collateralized by mortgage liens on 24 U.S. properties, one Puerto Rico Property, and a pledge of equity interests in the owners of 12 Puerto Rico properties.
  • Greystar forms joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APGJones Day advised in the formation of Greystar Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Greystar APAC), a Singapore joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APG.
  • Vantage Data Centers acquires Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation for approximately $200 millionJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) subsidiary, for approximately $200 million.
  • LendingTree acquires ValuePenguin for $105 millionJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its $105 million acquisition of Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research and analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards.
  • ACG Equity Partners acquires housing community in Lincoln, NebraskaJones Day advised AGC Equity Partners Private Equity Secondary Fund II L.P. in its acquisition of Aspen Lincoln, a 632-bed student housing community located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • DataBank to acquire LightBoundJones Day is advising DataBank in the acquisition of LightBound, an Indianapolis-based provider of colocation, Internet, voice, network, and cloud services.
  • SITE Centers Corp. establishes $250 million at-the-market programJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., a self-administered real estate investment trust, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market program for the sale of up to $250 million of its Common Shares.
  • LaSalle acquires $7 billion Real Estate Multi-Manager business and management of €1.7 billion pan-European fund from Aviva InvestorsJones Day advised Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated’s subsidiary LaSalle Investment Management on its agreement to acquire the entire Real Estate Multi-Manager (“REMM”) business of Aviva Investors and full ownership of the management of the Encore+ fund (“Encore+”).
  • Affiliate of The Blackstone Group sells Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, in Irving, TexasJones Day advised an affiliate of The Blackstone Group in connection with the sale of the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, an approximately 420-acre luxury resort, spa, country club, two 18-hole golf courses, including the prestigious TPC at Las Colinas, located in Irving, Texas.
  • Greystar finances mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, OregonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the financing of the acquisition of a mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, Oregon.
  • Nelson Labs acquires Gibraltar Laboratories, Inc.Jones Day advised Sotera Health's Nelson Labs business in its acquisition of Gibraltar Laboratories, a leading outsourced provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry testing for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
  • DDR spins off $3 billion portfolio into separate publicly-traded REITJones Day advised DDR Corp. in its spin-off of a portfolio of 50 assets, comprised of 38 Continental U.S. assets and the entirety of the Puerto Rico portfolio into a separate publicly-traded REIT named Retail Value Inc. ("RVI").
  • Thackeray Partners forms $350 million Thackeray Partners Realty Fund V, L.P.Jones Day advised Thackeray Partners L.P. in connection with the formation of Thackeray Partners Realty Fund V, L.P., a $350 million real estate fund focusing on rental housing (multifamily, apartments and rental housing) and industrial warehouses throughout the U.S.
  • A2Mac1 sold to Five Arrows Principal InvestmentsJones Day advised A2Mac1, a leading player in benchmarking data for the automotive industry, and the selling founders in connection with the leveraged buy-out by Five Arrows Principal Investments.
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