Garin T. Muranaka

Garin T. Muranaka

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Garin T. Muranaka represents private equity companies, hedge funds, asset managers, investment firms and other institutional investors in connection with a wide variety of real estate transactions, including joint ventures, co-investments, preferred equity investments, construction, permanent and mezzanine financing, acquisitions and dispositions, and ground leasing. Garin has represented investors, operators and joint ventures investing in domestic and foreign assets across the real estate spectrum, including life sciences, senior living facilities, apartments, hotels, performing and distressed loans, data centers, office, medical office, industrial and retail.

Garin regularly represents investment funds and institutional investors in the acquisition and disposition of pools of performing and non-performing residential mortgage loans, fix-and-flip loans, consumer whole loans and other assets, including the negotiation of forward or "flow" purchase agreements with originators and issuers.

Garin has experience both domestically and abroad and has represented clients in transactions in Asia, Europe and throughout the United States.

Concentrations

  • Joint ventures and Partnerships
  •  Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Mortgage Loan Sales and Purchases
  • Structured Finance
  • Preferred Equity Investments
  • Ground Leasing
  • Development
  • REITs
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Capabilities

Experience

 
  • Representation of a group of investment funds in the acquisition of a $15+ billion portfolio of performing loans, re-performing loans and other assets.
  • Representation of joint venture in the $200 million refinancing of a life sciences project in Northern California.
  • Representation of investment fund in the sale of a $230 million portfolio of performing and non-performing mortgage loans.
  • Representation of investment fund in the acquisition of a $1.2 billion portfolio of auto loans and receivables.
  • Representation of global asset manager on matters relating to the ongoing operations and administration of its managed private investment funds and separate accounts with respect to real estate investments, including the acquisition, disposition and management of investments in commercial and residential, performing and distressed real estate loans.
  • Representation of global private equity company in the purchase of a 75 percent stake in a $2.5 billion portfolio of high-yield commercial real estate loans from a global bank.°
  • Representation of sovereign investor in a co-investment to acquire an approximately $4 billion portfolio of office properties in New York City and the greater New York area.°
  • Representation of the investment advisor for a university endowment in negotiating and structuring real estate investments through joint ventures, funds, co-investments and management arrangements with sponsors, operators and managers, including the acquisition and construction financing of a $232 million life sciences high-rise in South San Francisco, the acquisition of a major Northeast affordable housing complex for $200 million, and the acquisition of a portfolio of over 30 Northeast apartment properties for over $500 million.°
  • Representation of a preeminent global hedge fund in the negotiation of joint ventures with operating partners and related acquisitions of real estate and debt positions, including the acquisition, financing and refinancing of an 800-unit, multi-tower luxury rental project in New York City.°
  • Representation of a joint venture in the acquisition and financing of several data centers located in major U.S. cities.°
  • Representation of a private equity company in the real estate aspects of an investment in a wine company with over 600 acres of vineyards in California and the Pacific Northwest. °
  • Representation of sovereign wealth fund in a co-investment to acquire and redevelop a New York City hotel requiring a projected $80+ million in capital.°
  • Representation of the distressed investment division of one of the largest private equity firms in acquisitions of individual and pooled non-performing loans.°
  • Representation of one of the largest private equity firms in the negotiation of joint ventures with operating partners and co-investors for the acquisition of real estate, including the acquisition of a Class A office campus in Southern California for approximately $50 million.°
  • Representation of a collection of publicly-traded REITs including a series of acquisitions of commercial, medical and government office buildings across the U.S.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Muranaka prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2003
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 1999
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Admitted in Massachusetts and New York. Not admitted in California.