Commercial real estate
Whether you're an investor looking to make a profit in the US, a luxury retailer searching for a prime location in London, or a non-profit interested in raising your profile through a new building project, our commercial real estate team can serve your needs.
Our international lawyers offer insight and guidance on day-to-day real estate investments, as well as complex development projects.
We act as trusted advisers to global companies as they expand internationally. Our experience includes assisting an international leisure group to establish high-end hotels in capital cities around the globe. Our knowledge of worldwide real estate markets and our intimate understanding of international tax laws has allowed us to manage this entire project.
Master lease of an entire prime-site 31 unit condominium development
Represented the SPV of a family office in the negotiation of the master lease of an entire prime-site 31 unit condominium development to a leading co-living space operator, to operate a co-living space facility.
Successful S$53.6 million acquisition
Represented Boustead Projects, a SGX mainboard-listed, leading industrial real estate solutions provider, in their successful S$53.6 million acquisition by public tender of a JTC industrial property land sale to develop a high-specification multi-tenanted industrial building; and as borrower in the debt-finance facilities to partially finance the acquisition of the land and the development of the project.
Purchase of hotel and advice on application of licenses
Represented a consortium comprising Datapulse Technology Ltd (SGX listed) and Pam Holdings I (BVI Company) in the purchase of former Bay Hotel Singapore, and advised on application of relevent licenses.
Purchase of industrial property and advice on related regulations
Represented BP-TPM LLP, as the purchaser, in their S$77.4 million acquisition of IBM’s Tampines technology park property from IBM Manufacturing Solutions Pte. Ltd.
Acquisition of leasehold interest and improvements on Vagaru Island
We advised Royal Group on its proposed acquisition of the leasehold interest and improvements on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives.
Marriott International management and related agreement negotiations for the Ritz Carlton in Perth
We advised Marriott International on its negotiations with Far East Consortium in relation to its management and related agreements for the new-build 204 room Ritz Carlton in Perth. This was the first Ritz Carlton hotel announced in Australia after a 15 year absence for the brand.
Shun Ho Property Investments Limited acquisition of Newton Inn for HK$1 billion
We represented Shun Ho Property Investments Limited, a public limited company incorporated in Hong Kong (Stock Code: 219), in the acquisition of Newton Inn for HK$1 billion.
Sale of the Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Place in Shanghai
Represented SOCAM Development Limited in the sale of the Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Place in Shanghai to B.M. Holding Group for ¥1.323 billion
British perfume house's expansion in Asia-Pacific
We acted for a famous British perfume house in relation to its expansion in Asia-Pacific, including retail lease agreements in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan; commercial matters; and restructuring of the group companies.
Lease to a prime developer for Marriott Hotels
On behalf of owner, negotiated a 99 year unsubordinated ground lease to a prime developer for Marriott Hotels. In the process, increased the net present value of the parcel by 33% by aggressive use of comparable market data.
Leasing matters for global fashion retailers and leading luxury brands
Acting for various global fashion retailers and leading luxury brands on their leasing matters in Hong Kong, Macau, the PRC and a luxury sports eyewear retailers on all of their leasing matters in Hong Kong.
Option transaction for a private airport
Our lawyers represented the seller in closing an option transaction for a private airport to a solar energy company.
Real estate acquisition and leasing matters in the PRC
We acted for the largest hypermarket retailer in the United Kingdom in relation to its real estate acquisition and leasing matters in the PRC.
Our team in California negotiated the settlement and termination of a retail lease.
Advised banks and borrowers in Singapore on project financing
We have advised banks and borrowers in Singapore on project financing for the development of hotel/office/shopping complexes, residential estates, highways, pipelines, petrochemical plants and other industrial developments, and financing for the acquisition of hotels, hospitals, plantations, commercial and industrial buildings and complexes and the takeover of companies, secured against all kinds of assets and guarantees, in jurisdictions such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and others.
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