TOKYO, JAPAN— Oct. 16, 2018 — Joel H. Rothstein, chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Real Estate Practice, spoke at the 2018 PERE Investor Forum Tokyo September 27 at The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The forum provided attendees, including Japan’s top real estate industry leaders, the opportunity to engage with Japanese capital and learn key knowledge for the year ahead. Greenberg Traurig was also a sponsor of the event.
Rothstein spoke at the session titled, "The International Investor Viewpoint on Japan.” The panel discussion focused on the popularity of Japan with international investors, what strategies and sectors are preferred, and how deals are accessed in an increasingly competitive environment. He highlighted some of the practical tools used by international investors to find deals in Japan and illustrated how undertaking a deal in Japan as a cross-border investor is different from undertaking deals in other key Asia markets such as China and India.
Rothstein is an international real estate and structured finance shareholder at the firm. He advises investment banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, real estate developers, and investors across all major Asia markets with a focus on Greater China, Japan, and South Korea. He also leads the firm’s practice in advising Asia-based outbound cross-border investors in structuring, implementing, and managing equity and debt investments into the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
With more than twenty years’ experience in Asia, Rothstein has structured, documented, and implemented a number landmark transactions and investment programs in the region, including the first rating agency rated commercial mortgaged-backed securities transaction in Japan, the first non-performing loan securitization transactions completed in Japan and in South Korea, the first comingled USD/RMB real estate fund sponsored by a Chinese financial institution targeting United States real estate assets and the first international style non-recourse real estate loan by a financial institution in China.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Global Real Estate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s award-winning Real Estate Practice is one of the firm’s core practices, with a multi-disciplinary team of more than 400 attorneys in all major real estate industry sectors worldwide, including Asia, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The team’s experience comprehensively covers the legal aspects of the real estate industry from property acquisition and investment, to complex joint ventures, to fund formation and management, to development, to management and leasing, to senior and mezzanine debt, to preferred equity, to securitization and secondary trading of loan assets, to hotels and hospitality, to real estate regulatory matters, to non-performing loans and distressed debt, to restructuring and real estate disputes.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.