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Brandon E. Barker

Acquisitions, Dispositions and Financings

  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in a joint venture in a $487 million acquisition of fee and membership interests, and related financings, of a portfolio of data centers in California, Texas and Virginia.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in an up to $1 billion unsecured credit facility, including a $440 million revolving credit facility.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $171 million acquisition and financing of developed airspace parcels in Minneapolis.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $89 million acquisition and financing of an office and retail building in Atlanta.
  • Represented an investor in multifamily properties in its $190 million acquisition of two multifamily apartment complexes in Simi Valley, including its assumption of a $80 million Freddie Mac loan and a $29 million Freddie Mac loan.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $180 million disposition of a data center and an industrial building in Irvine.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $52 million acquisition and financing of a ground sublease interest in a single-tenant office building in Tempe.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $99 million acquisition and financing of an office project in Texas.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in a $88 million CMBS loan in connection with the refinancing of a 7-property portfolio in California, Colorado and Texas.
  • Represented an investor in multifamily properties in its $40 million acquisition of a multifamily property in Seattle, including its assumption of a $21 million Fannie Mae loan.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $98 million acquisition of office buildings in Santa Ana.
  • Represented a private real estate fund in its $47 million financing of an acquisition of an office building in Florida as part of a sale-leaseback.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $39,000,000 disposition of office buildings in San Diego.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $51 million acquisition and financing of an office campus in Phoenix.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $144 million sale of an office building in Glendale, California.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $25 million refinancing of a multifamily residential campus in San Diego.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in its $22 million acquisition and financing of an office campus in Nashville.

 

Joint Ventures and Developments

  • Represented a data center owner and operator in its $326 million acquisition of a data center in Portland, Oregon as part of a programmatic joint venture.
  • Represented a data center owner and operator in its $42 million acquisition, financing and development of a data center in San Francisco.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in a joint venture to develop commercial and residential space in the Hudson Yards section of Manhattan.
  • Represented an international company in its option to lease and develop a $400 million aquacultural facility in northern California.

 

Data Center and Communications

  • Represented a large data center operator in the negotiation of a 3 megawatt lease of data center space and power in Amsterdam.
  • Represented a private real estate investment firm in the negotiations of single-tenant leases of data centers in Massachusetts and Illinois.
  • Represented an educational institution in the negotiation of a master services agreement with a data center operator for data center space and power in New Jersey.
  • Represented a provider of communications infrastructure in license agreements for the installation and operation of infrastructure within various buildings in New York City.

 

Leasing

  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 300,000 square feet of office space in Salt Lake City.
  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 70,000 square feet of research and development space in San Diego.
  • Represented a landlord in the negotiation of the leasing of 80,000 square feet of medical and laboratory space in San Diego.
  • Represented a tenant in the negotiation of the leasing and related development of 430,000 square feet of office space in Irvine.

 

Case Study
Mintz represented Menlo Equities, a private, vertically integrated commercial real estate investment firm, in its acquisition of 8 data centers and an 80% interest in a ninth from a partnership between an asset management company and a real estate investment company for approximately $487 million.
Case Study
Mintz represented an affiliate of Colony Capital, Inc. and a joint venture partner in a financing for a multistate portfolio of properties. Mintz attorneys assisted Colony Capital, which was the borrower, with loan document negotiation and legal opinions.