Real Estate Investment
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has played an active role in many landmark real estate investment transactions through the provision of innovative legal advice. Our ability to do that derives from the deep knowledge and experience we have accumulated in this area since the earliest days of real estate investment fund activities in Japan.
Our firm has extensive experience advising on transactions covering a diverse mix of real estate assets. Our experience encompasses advising real estate investors and lenders in connection with the investment, financing or development of office buildings, residential buildings, commercial facilities, logistics facilities, hotels, senior living facilities, hospitals and amusement facilities. Our debt financing expertise includes advising on the origination, financing and securitization of commercial mortgages through the CMBS market to the direct lending by banks and other financial institutions through non-recourse loans to funds and other investment vehicles and entities. We also have expertise on the other end of the real estate investment life cycle with considerable experience in workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies and "fire sales" of distressed real estate assets.
Our capabilities include providing advice on structuring, risk analysis, documentation, negotiation and the issuance of legal opinions. Our lawyers are adept at acquisitions and fund investments through many types of structures and vehicles. AMT's clients include both international and Japanese lenders, sponsors, fund investors, asset managers and rating agencies. Our global clients include the top US, European and Asian institutional investors and lenders. We have particular expertise advising offshore privately-placed real estate investment funds, both core funds and opportunity funds, in connection with their real estate activities in Japan. With respect to opportunity funds, we utilize our deep experience to structure and implement transactions in an M&A, distressed debt, litigation or other opportunistic context, often in a condensed time frame. In these situations, we utilize the full complement of ancillary skills and legal expertise found in our firm, including corporate/M&A, labor and employment, litigation, insolvency and tax to develop the most appropriate solution for our clients.