Brian L.Sedlak

Practice Leader Real Estate

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Brian Sedlak co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice worldwide and oversees the Firm's Corporate Real Estate Services Practice (CRES). He advises clients with respect to large-scale infrastructure projects and represents Fortune 500 companies, large U.S. developers, and real estate funds with their real estate portfolios and investments. He represents the owners and financing parties of major infrastructure assets in the United States, including power generation facilities, parking facilities, and toll roads. He also has significant experience in portfolio sale-leaseback transactions, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, general secured financing, joint ventures, and annexation and development of real property.

Brian has led some of the largest public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure transactions in the United States, including representing The Ohio State University in connection with the monetization of its parking facilities for $483 million and the monetization of the University's energy assets. He also has represented companies in development and construction projects for coal-fired plants, biomass facilities, mines, wind farms, and air quality control systems. In addition, Brian represents Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of their real estate including disaggregations, portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing.

Brian is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and a board member of the Dean's Advisory Counsel for the Department of Business and Management of Northeastern Illinois University. He also serves on the boards of MetroSquash and The Grant Park Orchestral Association. He was the president of the University Club of Chicago during the 2013-2015 term and is a board member of the Club's foundation.

Experience

  • DTE Energy enters into energy services agreement with Wayne County for utility plant serving Wayne County's to-be-constructed criminal justice centerJones Day advised DTE Energy in connection with the negotiation of an energy services agreement with Wayne County for a central utility plant serving Wayne County's to-be-constructed criminal justice center.
  • 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.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Invenergy acquires multistate portfolio of renewable energy projectsJones Day represented Invenergy Wind Development LLC in its purchase of a multistate portfolio of development-stage wind and solar energy generation projects.
  • Blackstone Group sells 757 room hotel in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in connection with the sale of a 757 room full service hotel located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Rivian receives $700 million investment led by AmazonJones Day advised Global Oryx Company Limited and Rivian Automotive Inc. in a $700 million investment led by Amazon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Northeastern University negotiates contract with QIC Global Infrastructure structure to manage, operate and maintain University's parking system for 50 yearsJones Day advised Northeastern University in its negotiation with Brisbane, Australia-based QIC Global Infrastructure (QIC) for QIC to manage, operate and maintain the University's parking system for 50 years in exchange for an upfront payment.
  • Adtalem Global Education sells DeVry UniversityJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education in the sale of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management to Cogswell Education, LLC, a company with significant experience in higher education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blackstone Group sells Camp Creek Marketplace in East Point, GeorgiaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in the sale of a retail shopping center known as Camp Creek Marketplace in East Point, Georgia.
  • Affiliate of Blackstone Group sells San Tan Village Marketplace shopping center in Gilbert, ArizonaJones Day advised an affiliate of The Blackstone Group in connection with the disposition of San Tan Village Marketplace shopping center in Gilbert, Arizona.
  • LSC Communications acquires TriLiteralJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in the acquisition of TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Signode Industrial Group Holdings to Crown Holdings, Inc. for $4 billionJones Day advised The Carlyle Group and its affiliates in connection with the sale of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, to Crown Holdings, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4 billion.
  • Subsidiary of Blackstone Group sells Seattle Marriott Hotel for $70 millionJones Day advised a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group in connection with the sale of the Seattle Marriott Redmond hotel in Redmond, Washington for $70 million.
  • Tigo El Salvador to sell and lease back towers to SBA Communications Corporation for approximately $145 millionJones Day is advising Telemóvil El Salvador S.A. de C.V. ("Tigo El Salvador"), a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular S.A., in the sale of up to approximately 800 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of SBA Communications Corporation ("SBA").
  • Shenzhen Energy Group acquires PV solar generation facilities from Recurrent Energy for $232 millionJones Day advised Shenzhen Energy Group Co., Ltd. on its $232 million acquisition of a portfolio of PV solar generation facilities in California from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 6, 2013
      Jones Day Chicago 2013 MCLE University
    • February 14, 2013
      Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
    • May 19, 2011
      Jones Day MCLE University - Chicago
    • May 5, 2010
      Real Estate Outlook: Navigating & Prospering in 2010
    • November 18, 2009
      Wind Energy Development: Real-Estate Related Legal Issues with Wind Energy, ABA Webcast
    • August 4, 2009
      Anywhere the Wind Blows: Real Estate Related Issues for Wind Farm Developments, ABA Annual Convention
    • July 27-29, 2009
      CORENET: Managing Projects in Global Markets, COnstruction and Real Estate NETwork
    • June 4, 2009
      Leasing: Legal Perspectives, NAIOP Advanced Development Practices Course
    • March 7, 2008
      Infrastructure In the U.S. - Salient Issues, Association of German Public Sector Banks
    • April 28-29, 2007
      CORENET: Managing Projects in Global Markets, COnstruction and Real Estate NETwork
    • April 25-27, 2007
      Developing Infrastructure for the Public Sector from a Bidders Perspective, U.S. Infrastructure Summit
    • June 4, 2006
      What the Experts Think: The State of Chicago Real Estate,  Chicago Real Estate Organization (CREO)
    • July 25-26, 2005
      Complex Portfolio and International Investments, Non-Core Real Estate Funds Forum, Institute for International Research
    • July 25-26, 2005
      CORENET: Advanced Office Leasing, COnstruction and Real Estate NETwork
    • July 25-26, 2005
      CORENET: Construction Law, COnstruction and Real Estate NETwork
    • 2005
      Impact of Expanded 401K-type DC Pension Plans on Labor Mobility and FDI, METI
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