Represented a global opportunity fund on multiple financings and refinancings of the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C., and the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, for an aggregate amount of $548 million
Represented a global opportunity fund on the $206 million sale of the W Union Square in Manhattan to Marriott. We previously advised on the $168 million acquisition of this hotel
Represented a global opportunity fund on the $126.6 million acquisition of the Loews Regency San Francisco hotel from an affiliate of Loews Hotels, Inc. and the $70 million financing from HSBC
With her strong relationship building abilities, Katie Jones excels at bridging differing viewpoints and constructing mutually beneficial solutions among all parties. She partners with investment funds, fund sponsors, real estate advisors, developers, public and private pension funds, and institutional lenders on sophisticated real property acquisitions and dispositions, secured financings, hospitality, construction and development, joint ventures and other corporate real estate activities.
With a particular passion for the hospitality sector, Jones manages nearly all of Orrick’s hotel transactions throughout the United States. She has in-depth knowledge of the legal and contractual aspects unique to the hotel industry including construction contracts, hotel management and franchise agreements in addition to more standard loan documentation, joint venture, and purchase and sale agreements.
These are some of the reasons that we named Jones to our Seattle & Pacific Northwest grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.