Andrew W. Bengtson

Andy Bengtson has a wide range of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including joint venture formation, real estate finance, real estate fund sponsor formation, and acquisition and disposition of hotels, shopping centers, apartments and office buildings located throughout the United States. Andy has experience representing borrowers in CMBS, construction, and other types of real estate financing transactions, and he also has represented Firm clients in the real estate aspects of M&A transactions and corporate real estate service matters.

Representative transactions include (i) several with DDR, including a joint venture with Blackstone in a $1.93 billion acquisition of 71 shopping centers and the $1.46 billion acquisition from Blackstone of a prime shopping center portfolio; (ii) the formation of the Mill Creek joint venture, which raised more than $200 million for multi-family developments; and (iii) several with Morgan Stanley, such as the $6.5 billion buyout of Crescent Real Estate Equities, the $1.5 billion buyout of the Town & Country Trust, and the $525 million acquisition of 11,000 homesites from Lennar Corp. Andy has also represented AllianceBernstein, American Greetings, Associated Estates, Behringer Harvard, Blackstone, H.I.G. Capital, The NRP Group, Pyramid Hotel Opportunity Venture Funds, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, and Trigate Capital. [1]