Michael Haas represents clients in real estate, real estate finance, private equity, and real estate fund formation. He negotiates joint venture agreements and large portfolio transactions and counsels clients in relation to distressed assets and workouts and in connection with troubled joint ventures. In addition, Michael has experience with mezzanine, mortgage, and lease finance. He regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of multifamily, industrial, office, retail, and hotel properties in the United States. He co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice worldwide.Michael's recent representations include advising DDR Corp. in connection with its purchase of Blackstone's 95 percent interest in 30 shopping malls, Pershing Square Capital Management on its investment in General Growth Properties, and the spin-off of Howard Hughes Corporation from General Growth Properties. Other clients Michael regularly advises include Associated Estates Realty Corporation, Clairvue Capital Partners, H.I.G. Real Estate Partners L.P., Howard Hughes Corporation, and Macquarie Capital (USA).