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Brent Gilfedder specializes in structuring and executing real estate investments and transactions. A partner in our Real Estate practice, Brent represents a variety of sponsors and investors in all types of real estate development, investment and financing matters.

Brent advises private equity institutions, equity investors and developers-sponsors in all aspects of their real estate business, as well as the structuring of joint ventures and advising real estate investment trusts. He focuses particularly on structuring real estate equity investments, development transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, and financings.

Before studying law, Brent earned a Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver, and previously worked as a tax accountant for KPMG.

Brent is a published author on real estate financial topics. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers as a 2013–2016 Rising Star, and in 2015 by Legal 500 for Real Estate and Construction.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, summa cum laude

MTAX, University of Denver

B.A., Transylvania University, summa cum laude

Georgia

Band 3 for Georgia Real Estate


Chambers USA 2020

On the Rise (one of 25 lawyers under the age of 40 selected from Atlanta)


Daily Report, 2016

Georgia Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013–2016

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Recognition

Band 3 for Georgia Real Estate


Chambers USA 2020

On the Rise (one of 25 lawyers under the age of 40 selected from Atlanta)


Daily Report, 2016

Georgia Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013–2016

Matters

Acted as outside fund general counsel for Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund, a market-leading open-end fund with over $38 billion in real estate assets. Also represent Prime in a majority of their transactions. Transactions include dozens of investments, ventures and financings in office, retail, hotel, industrial and apartment projects located in all U.S. regions for in excess of $15 billion.

Represented Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund in a $5.5 billion programmatic joint venture for student housing assets with GSA, including the initial acquisition of two portfolios for $1.8 billion across the United States.

Represent leading developer Novare Group in connection with all of its multifamily and mixed use developments across the United States, including, acquisition, joint venture, development matters, financing and dispositions of multifamily assets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia. Project values have totaled in excess of $2 billion and over 15 projects.

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Acted as outside fund general counsel for Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund, a market-leading open-end fund with over $38 billion in real estate assets. Also represent Prime in a majority of their transactions. Transactions include dozens of investments, ventures and financings in office, retail, hotel, industrial and apartment projects located in all U.S. regions for in excess of $15 billion.

Represented Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund in a $5.5 billion programmatic joint venture for student housing assets with GSA, including the initial acquisition of two portfolios for $1.8 billion across the United States.

Represent leading developer Novare Group in connection with all of its multifamily and mixed use developments across the United States, including, acquisition, joint venture, development matters, financing and dispositions of multifamily assets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia. Project values have totaled in excess of $2 billion and over 15 projects.

Advised Georgia State University in connection with its partnership with Carter to acquire and re-develop Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia into the home of Georgia State football and a large mixed-use development.

Led the representation of Cousins Properties in connection with their acquisition and development of the world headquarters for NCR Corporation in Midtown Atlanta, a project in excess of $300 million which involved acquisition, development, governmental incentives and master lease issues.

Represent Batson-Cook Development Company in connection with all of its joint ventures and development transactions across the United States.

Represented Ventas, Inc. in connection with a joint venture with GIC Private Limited for the development of five life science projects for total development costs in excess of $1 billion.

Represent Atlanta multifamily operator and developer in the acquisition of over $200 million of multifamily communities and over $250 million in development projects, including negotiation of joint ventures with institutional equity partners such as AIG, Alliance Bernstein and Carlyle.

Represent a retail operator in connection with their $400 million programmatic joint venture with institutional investor and the acquisition of seven seed assets.

Acquisition of 50% joint venture interest on behalf of an institutional REIT investor for $450 million downtown Boston mixed-use asset.

Represent national student housing developer Landmark Properties in connection with over a dozen student-housing developments at colleges across the United States with an aggregate value of over $500 million.

Lead the representation of all of Penler's multifamily developments across the Southeast US, including approximately 6 projects in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee, including, joint ventures with institutional investors, financing, acquisition, development and disposition.

Represented an institutional REIT operator in $500 million joint venture with Canadian governmental pension plan for development and acquisition of Class A multifamily assets.

Represent Clarion Partners in connection with the acquisition of existing and development projects by its Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, including, joint ventures, development and financing for office, multifamily and industrial assets.

Formation of $400 million real estate investment fund for commercial office properties.

Insights

Article · Source: Chambers Global Practice Guide

April 13, 2021
Real Estate 2021

Newsletter

October 31, 2019
REIT Advisor - October 2019

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Matters

Acted as outside fund general counsel for Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund, a market-leading open-end fund with over $38 billion in real estate assets. Also represent Prime in a majority of their transactions. Transactions include dozens of investments, ventures and financings in office, retail, hotel, industrial and apartment projects located in all U.S. regions for in excess of $15 billion.

Represented Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund in a $5.5 billion programmatic joint venture for student housing assets with GSA, including the initial acquisition of two portfolios for $1.8 billion across the United States.

Represent leading developer Novare Group in connection with all of its multifamily and mixed use developments across the United States, including, acquisition, joint venture, development matters, financing and dispositions of multifamily assets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia. Project values have totaled in excess of $2 billion and over 15 projects.

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Acted as outside fund general counsel for Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund, a market-leading open-end fund with over $38 billion in real estate assets. Also represent Prime in a majority of their transactions. Transactions include dozens of investments, ventures and financings in office, retail, hotel, industrial and apartment projects located in all U.S. regions for in excess of $15 billion.

Represented Morgan Stanley's Prime Property Fund in a $5.5 billion programmatic joint venture for student housing assets with GSA, including the initial acquisition of two portfolios for $1.8 billion across the United States.

Represent leading developer Novare Group in connection with all of its multifamily and mixed use developments across the United States, including, acquisition, joint venture, development matters, financing and dispositions of multifamily assets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia. Project values have totaled in excess of $2 billion and over 15 projects.

Advised Georgia State University in connection with its partnership with Carter to acquire and re-develop Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia into the home of Georgia State football and a large mixed-use development.

Led the representation of Cousins Properties in connection with their acquisition and development of the world headquarters for NCR Corporation in Midtown Atlanta, a project in excess of $300 million which involved acquisition, development, governmental incentives and master lease issues.

Represent Batson-Cook Development Company in connection with all of its joint ventures and development transactions across the United States.

Represented Ventas, Inc. in connection with a joint venture with GIC Private Limited for the development of five life science projects for total development costs in excess of $1 billion.

Represent Atlanta multifamily operator and developer in the acquisition of over $200 million of multifamily communities and over $250 million in development projects, including negotiation of joint ventures with institutional equity partners such as AIG, Alliance Bernstein and Carlyle.

Represent a retail operator in connection with their $400 million programmatic joint venture with institutional investor and the acquisition of seven seed assets.

Acquisition of 50% joint venture interest on behalf of an institutional REIT investor for $450 million downtown Boston mixed-use asset.

Represent national student housing developer Landmark Properties in connection with over a dozen student-housing developments at colleges across the United States with an aggregate value of over $500 million.

Lead the representation of all of Penler's multifamily developments across the Southeast US, including approximately 6 projects in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee, including, joint ventures with institutional investors, financing, acquisition, development and disposition.

Represented an institutional REIT operator in $500 million joint venture with Canadian governmental pension plan for development and acquisition of Class A multifamily assets.

Represent Clarion Partners in connection with the acquisition of existing and development projects by its Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, including, joint ventures, development and financing for office, multifamily and industrial assets.

Formation of $400 million real estate investment fund for commercial office properties.

Insights

Article · Source: Chambers Global Practice Guide

April 13, 2021
Real Estate 2021

Newsletter

October 31, 2019
REIT Advisor - October 2019

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, summa cum laude

MTAX, University of Denver

B.A., Transylvania University, summa cum laude

Georgia

Band 3 for Georgia Real Estate


Chambers USA 2020

On the Rise (one of 25 lawyers under the age of 40 selected from Atlanta)


Daily Report, 2016

Georgia Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013–2016

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Recognition

Band 3 for Georgia Real Estate


Chambers USA 2020

On the Rise (one of 25 lawyers under the age of 40 selected from Atlanta)


Daily Report, 2016

Georgia Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013–2016