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LONDON, BERLIN, WARSAW and AMSTERDAM – 4 March 2019 – The European Fund Formation team at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recently announced as Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation in PERE magazine’s 2018 Global Awards.

According to the leading publication for the world’s private equity real estate markets, the PERE Global Awards recognise the firms, individuals, and deals that best represent the private equity real estate asset class in the past year. After accepting nominations in November, PERE evaluated the forms alongside research from the most active capital providers, managers, and advisors before choosing the nominees and opening voting in December.

Greenberg Traurig’s European Fund Formation team is comprised of more than 60 fund formation specialists providing clients a true sector focused legal offering. “Our team is committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs as well as providing a responsive and helpful approach to ensure those needs are met,” said Steven Cowins, a shareholder in the firm’s London office. “This award demonstrates our team’s standing in the market which is driven by our commitment to client service.”

The integrated private equity real estate team is part of a 400 plus global network of real estate sector specialists advising asset managers around the world, serving clients from key markets in Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Latin America, and Asia. In Europe, the group has been recognised as Top Tier in Legal 500 UK and Germany, as Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate in Germany by JUVE Magazine, as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2018 in Poland by IFLR, and was recently shortlisted in the 2018 PIE European Property Investor Awards for Law Firm of the Year in Fund Formation, Transactional, and Overall.

“Greenberg Traurig’s vast global network allows our European Real Estate Fund Formation team to strengthen our client offerings in this key real estate market, with a particular emphasis on value add and opportunistic funds, but with core plus and debt funds being huge growth areas” said Real Estate Practice Co-Chairs Robert J. Ivanhoe, Corey E. Light, and Richard J. Giusto. “We are proud of the group’s work and continued trust of our clients.”

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognised leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s Real Estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web:; Twitter: @GT_Law